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Aakomon Jones



STYLE: Hip Hop 

BIO: Aakomon "AJ" Jones has built a name for himself as choreographer of the PITCH PERFECT empire and blockbuster films such as BLACK PANTHER, WORK IT, THE HIGH NOTE, QUEEN & SLIM, LIKE A BOSS, and STEP SISTERS. His film work includes Ang Lee’s BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK, the romcom HOW TO BE SINGLE, and the James Brown biopic GET ON UP. AJ’s experience and unique talent has also led him to work with an impressive group of filmmakers and actors in movies such as THE RUM DIARY, NIGHTS OF RODANTHE, CENTER STAGE 2: TURN IT UP and DREAMGIRLS. His extensive compilation of work also extends into television, having choreographed for FX’s DAVE, NBC’s hit show PERFECT HARMONY, three HBO series WATCHMEN, LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, and drama series VINYL directed by Martin Scorsese, SUPER FUN NIGHT, DANCING WITH THE STARS, COMMUNITY, and THE VOICE, which he was also Season 4’s Performance Producer. AJ’s many commercials include KOHL’S, BURGER KING, MERCEDES, LUMIFY, PEPSI, NINTENDO, LINCOLN, and XFINITY.

A Decatur, Georgia native, AJ's love of music led him to connect with developing artists in Atlanta's music scene. Despite his lack of formal training, AJ was always a natural, and soon began his dance career performing with artists in Atlanta such as Monica and TLC. He did so well that he ended up joining their highly anticipated “Fanmail” Tour.

After establishing himself as a respected dancer, AJ then received his first big break as a choreographer working with the R&B group 112. AJ has choreographed numerous music videos and countless television performances, including the Best Song Nominees for the 2008 Academy Awards.  He has since segued into Creative Directing, working with Usher on his intimate "One Night Stand" US Tour in 2008 and the music video for "OMG,” which was nominated for a 2010 MTV VMA for Best Choreography.

AJ’s success has led him to choreograph for some of the most renowned artists such as Alicia Keys, Madonna, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Jason Derulo, Faith Hill, Will Smith, Janelle Monae, Kelly Rowland, Mariah Carey, The Backstreet Boys, Aaliyah, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Hailee Steinfeld, and more. He is unmistakably one of today's hottest choreographers and creative directors for film, television, commercials, and live tours.  His choreography can best be described by the clean lines, musicality, sharpness, and versatility that he brings to the forefront of all his projects.


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