Jonah Bokaer has cultivated a new form of Choreography merged with Visual Art and 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 and Contributed funds from Jonah Bokaer Choreography between 2002-2017 have realized 3 permanent Artspaces, creating over 14 jobs, and $10M + in revenue. He is Tunisian / American, is 35 years old, and lives with his partner in Brooklyn & Hudson, NY while touring 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)

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Upcoming Events


September, 16, 2017

Three Cases Of Amnesia
Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo
Madrid, Spain

November 11, 2017

The Disappearance Portraits
MUDAM | Luxembourg
Luxembourg

November 13 – 17, 2017

Rules Of The Game
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Urbana, IL