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. During her time 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.
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, Ms. 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 continues to cultivate her passion, Ausia hopes 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.