Jelani Akil Jones

Member of the Board
Jelani Akil Jones

Jelani Akil Jones is a proud graduate of The Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Program of Tri-Cities High School. Mr. Jones is an accomplished choreographer and dancer who has had the privilege of studying dance at the Alvin Ailey School in New York, Atlanta Ballet, Total Dance Theatre under the direction of Terri Ajile Axam, and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. Mr. Jones drive and passion for the Arts will be an inspiration of future artist.

Jelani Akil Jones studied ballet and theatre at The College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Jones has performed with several companies both national and international such as the Atlanta Opera, True Colors Theater Company, Horizon Theater Company, V.I.A. Theatrical, Freddie Hendricks Youth Ensemble of Atlanta, Northern Kentucky Ballet Theatre, Cincinnati Ballet, and the Alliance Theatre. Mr. Jones was one of the featured choreographers for the Atlanta concert Dance Canvas in 2009 and 2010 under the direction of Angela Harris and Lift 2012 under the direction of Darryl Foster. He has taught and set pieces for Amazing Grace Liturgical Dance Company, The Georgia Governor Honors program, DeKalb School of The Arts, North Atlanta School of The Arts, Carver High School of The Arts, The Youth Ensemble of Atlanta, Ballethnic Dance Company youth company, Ailey Camp Atlanta, Spelman College Children’s Dance Program and Tri-Cities High School of the Visual and Performing Arts Magnet. Jelani Akil Jones is currently is the company ambassador, company member and choreographer with Atlanta’s own Axam Dance Theatre Experience under the direction of Dawn Axam.