Daly City, CA
BFA Class of 2024
Jonacy Cruz Montero is a Filipino-American movement artist born and raised in the Bay Area. He was drawn to dance at a young age and began dancing at a local studio in his hometown of Daly City. There he trained in many different styles such as Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, as well as cultural dance vocabularies like Polynesian and Filipino dancing. His upbringing in such a diverse background in dance has allowed him to have an extensive and unique point of view on what dance is and what dance can be. The opportunity to learn about dance in many different contexts and communities had opened the doors for Jonacy to become such a diversified artist.
Jonacy is currently completing his BFA in dance at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. His experiences at USC have only expanded his scope of the dance world. He would further develop his training, studying more styles such as House, Locking, Whacking, and Breaking. During his time at USC Kaufman, Jonacy has performed works by prominent choreographers such as Kyle Abraham, Jiří Kylián, Dwight Rhoden, Desmond Richardson, Hope Boykin, Paul Taylor, Doug Varone, and d. Sabela Grimes.
Jonacy’s passion and love for dance continues to grow exponentially. He has developed his artistry and discovered his voice through dance and through the communities that dance has helped him reach. Jonacy strives to extend his gratitude towards dance and hopes to create communities in which people have the opportunity to collectively learn, grow, and share.
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