South Bend, IN
Originally interested in playing football, Jones’ dad “wouldn’t let me play because he didn’t want me to get injured”, a fact Jones now finds ironic given the extreme physical toll ballet takes, too. Jones’ mother did encourage him to try ballet, and after a summer filled with day-long dance camps, he found he loved it. Jones trained with Anna Reznik and Alexei Kremnev at Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, and won the 2008 Youth American Grand Prix in the Classical Dance category. Jones joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2010, and is married to fellow dancer, Soloist Courtney Connor Jones.
Fun fact: Sam is a huge Notre Dame football fan.
The Kaplan New Works Series (with Courtney Connor Jones)
Frisch's Presents The Nutcracker
2014-2015 Sponsors: Dr. Smokey Clay & Mr. Chris Southard
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Performance Photography: Peter Mueller