Executive Director

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Sonia Jones was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she trained as a student, teacher and choreographer, and performed classical and contemporary repertoire prior to moving to Brooklyn, NY in 2009. She has over 15 years of teaching experience, including at the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, ABT’s Young Dancer Summer Workshop, Covenant Ballet Theatre of Brooklyn, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Harlem School of the Arts, Huntington Center for Performing Arts, and Ballet Theatre of Lancaster.

 

From 2015 to 2022, Ms. Jones was a staff member of the education department at ABT, where, among other responsibilities, she managed ABT’s network of over 1,800 certified teachers. She also served on the board of examiners and as a co-instructor for the ABT/NYU Master’s Program with NYU Steinhardt. Additionally, she is the founder of Sojo Performing Arts in Midtown Manhattan and she serves on the board of directors for Times of Refreshing Christian Centre, New York.

 

Ms. Jones holds an MA in Teaching Dance in Higher Education and the Professions with a concentration in ABT Pedagogy from NYU Steinhardt. She became a member of the CBT family through her work there as a teacher, choreographer, and performer from 2011 to 2019. She is very much looking forward to returning to CBT as a key member of the leadership team, and taking the lid off the best-kept secret in South Brooklyn.