Originally from Dallas, Texas, Ausia Jones received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with a focus on choreography at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. While at USC Kaufman, Ausia received training at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Orsolina Forsythe/Pite, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.
Ausia is a young professional dancer who has worked with some of the top names in dance. Recognized for her creative talents, she is also developing her choreographic voice as an African-American woman.
As a dancer, she has had the honor of performing works by William Forsythe, Robert Battle, Cayetano Soto, Azure Barton, Jiri Kylian, among others.
She has choreographed at Booker T. Washington HSPV in Dallas, TX, USC Kaufman Choreography in Los Angeles, CA and New York Live Arts in New York, NY.
Among her many accomplishments, Ausia Jones is the Orion Choreographic Fellowship Recipient, Toulmin Creator Grant Recipient, White Bird panelist Celebrating Black Women in Dance, YoungArts Honorable Mention in Choreography and Modern Dance, and 2020 USC Deans Scholarship (Quarter-Tuition Academic Award).
As she cultivates her passion, Ausia Jones strives to share her knowledge and love for dance in a way that inspires and educates the next generation of young artists. Jones joined Ballets Jazz Montréal in 2020.