Bill T. Jones

Bill T. Jones

Highest Rated: 92% Born To Fly (2014)

Lowest Rated: 59% Finding Fela! (2014)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

The extraordinarily diverse and accomplished Bill T. Jones held sway, over the course of his lengthy career, as one of the foremost choreographers, dancers, and dance company artistic directors to emerge from the U.S. A graduate of the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton, Jones began his career by forming a globally touring, two-man dance/choreographer team with his partner, the late Arnie Zane; the two then co-founded the Bill T. Jones-Arnie Zane Dance Company in 1982, six years before Zane's death. Over the years, Jones choreographed in excess of 100 works for his own company, and also choreographed dances for such institutions as the Boston Ballet, the Lyon Opera Ballet, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and the Diversions Dance Company. His honors include a 1994 MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant; the Choreographic Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1980, 1981, and 1982; the 2005 Wexner Prize; the 2006 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Choreography for The Seven; and many other awards and laurels. Filmically, the majority of Jones's on-camera appearances consist of dance-themed releases that he choreographed and/or participated in. These include: Black is. . . Black Ain't (1994), Bill T. Jones: Still/Here (1997), and Oliver Button is a Star (2002). In 2007, Jones participated as an interviewee in the documentary The Universe of Keith Haring.

Highest Rated Movies



92% Born To Fly Actor $21.7K 2014
59% Finding Fela! Actor 2014
71% Never Stand Still Narrator $14.2K 2012
No Score Yet A Good Man Self 2011
No Score Yet National Theatre Live: Fela! Director 2011
68% The Universe of Keith Haring Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Black List: Volume One Actor 2008
No Score Yet The 11th of September: Moyers in Conversation Actor 2001
No Score Yet Black Is... Black Ain't Actor 1995
No Score Yet Bill T. Jones: Dancing to the Promised Land Actor 1994


No Score Yet Great Performances
Narrator 2013
No Score Yet American Masters
Appearing 2011
No Score Yet Real Time with Bill Maher
Guest 2011
No Score Yet Masterclass
Appearing 2010
No Score Yet Colbert Report
Guest 2009


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