Jonah Bokaer has cultivated a new form of Choreography merged with Visual Art & Design. He is the author of 60 original works, produced in 31 nations, 24 of the United States, and 292 cities – including 41 Museum Exhibitions. Earned & Contributed funds from Jonah Bokaer Choreography between 2002-2018 have realized 3 permanent nonprofit Artspaces, creating over 14+ jobs, and $10M+ in revenue. He is Tunisian, American, and more, lives in Brooklyn NYC & Hudson NY, touring / exhibiting worldwide.


15th Anniversary Gala
The Joyce Theater


Awards & Prizes:

• 1st Place, Olympic Rink of Lake Placid, Senior Free Dance:
Quinn Carpenter & Lorraine McNamara (July 27, 2018)

• UNC DisTIL Fellowship Award (Chapel Hill, NC 2018-2019)

• National Theatre of Serbia / Infant Festival Prize (Serbia, 2017)

• NYU Center for Ballet & The Arts Fellowship (NYC, 2016)

• Civitella Ranieri Foundation Prize in Visual Arts (Italy, 2016)

• United States Artists Fellowship / Ford Foundation (USA, 2015)

• John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (USA, 2015)

• National Endowment for the Arts (USA, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017)

• Prix Nouveau Talent Chorégraphie, SACD (Paris, 2011)

• Bogliasco Foundation / Jerome Robbins Fellowship, Dance (Italy, 2011)

• Crain’s NY Business “40 Under 40” (NYC, 2011)

• The Nifty Fifty, America’s Up-And-Coming Talent (NY Times, 2010)

• Rockefeller Foundation NYC Cultural Innovation Fund (NYC, 2009–2010)

• OUT Magazine (2009)

• Alumni Achievement Award, UNCSA (2009)

• Young Leader of the French American Foundation (France, 2008–2009)

• NY Dance & Performance / Bessie Award (Lighting: Aaron Copp, 2008)

• NY Dance & Performance / Bessie Special Citation (Bushwick: 2007)

• National Dance Access, Dance/USA (Mellon Foundation, 2007)

• Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative (Dance Finalist, 2007)

• Inaugural Gallery Installation Fellowship, DTW (NYC, Media Art, 2007)

• 25 To Watch, Dance Magazine (2006)

• Passing It On Award, Brooklyn Arts Exchange (Chez Bushwick, 2006)

• Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award (2005–2006)

• Joan Kirnsner Memorial Award (The New School, NYC 2005)

• Human Rights Award (Public Service, North Carolina, 2000)

Jonah Bokaer Choreography 15th Anniversary
Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation (formerly Jonah Bokaer Choreography and Chez Bushwick, Inc.) offers a local, state, national, and international laboratory for interdisciplinary dance, art, and live performance, programming the work of Jonah Bokaer, in the United States and internationally. The Foundation also programs two public arts spaces in New York City.

Upcoming Events

October 19, 2018

One-Time Only Performance
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts – UConn University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT

October 27, 2018

15th Anniversary Gala
New York Live Arts, The Joyce Theater, Chambers Fine Art Gallery
New York, NY

October 27-28, 2018

Late Nights On Air: New York Premiere
Jonah Bokaer Choreography x Charles Renfro x Angela & Jennifer Chun
The Joyce Theater
New York, NY