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 Artspaces, creating over 14+ jobs, and $10M+ in revenue. He is Tunisian, American, and more, living in Brooklyn NYC & Hudson NY, while touring / exhibiting world-wide.

Awards & Prizes:

• 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.

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Upcoming Events


Jonah Bokaer Visits CORE: to Present “Immunity” (Pulitzer Arts Foundation)

The Core Club
New York City
March 9th, 2018
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Spotlight:USA

Other Myths
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
March 26-28, 2018