Jamie Bishton is vice president and part owner of the NOARUS Auto Group. His focus is on e-Commerce, design, technology, branding, marketing and sales. NOARUS Auto Group is one of the top 150 auto groups in the country, with over 500 employees and four dealerships in Southern California.
Prior to working in the automotive industry, Jamie had an extremely successful career as a professional dancer. After graduating from California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Dance, Jamie danced with the companies of Twyla Tharp, American Ballet Theatre and Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance project. He also founded his own company, JAMIE BISHTON | Dance, which showcased his talents both as a choreographer and a dancer. Mr. Bishton received a New York Dance and Performance Award, or Bessie, for Outstanding Creative Achievement in 1995. In November of 2000, Mr. Bishton was awarded a Distinguished Alumnus Award from California Institute of the Arts.
Mr. Bishton’s film works include “One Last Dance,” James L. Brooks’ I’ll Do Anything, Without a Word (as Patrick Swayze’s body double), and Reefer Madness.
In 2004, Mr. Bishton became a producer with Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, working closely with the New York dance community to raise much-needed funds for AIDS and family services.
In addition to USC Kaufman’s Board of Councilors, Mr. Bishton sits on the Board of The Norris and Debi Bishton Family Foundation. He has sat on the Board of Directors of The Broad Stage, BODYTRAFFIC, a Los Angeles based dance company, as well as the Board of JAMIE BISHTON | Dance.