Jade Charon

Hanro Janse van Rensburg

Jade Charon is an award-winning, groundbreaking intercessory artist whose work uses dance, film, writing, theater, and digital media. Robertson is the 2022-2023 New York Live Arts Fresh Track Artist in Residence, 2020 Hicks Choreography Fellow for the School of Jacob’s Pillow, and 2018 Chuck Davis Emerging Choreographer Fellow at BAM. Her films received critical acclaim since premiering online in 2016 As a filmmaker, her work has been accepted and awarded  in festivals and conferences such as the Charlotte Black Film Festival, Manhattan Film Festival, MKE Film Festival, American Dance Festival Movie By Movers, The Outland Dance Project Dance Film Festival, and the National Women in Dance Leadership Conference. In 2016, Charon’s film Reverse, caught the attention of the New York Times, and she and her company were interviewed and featured by the publication and aired on their social media platforms. Her dance vocabulary mixes Contemporary, Modern, Hip Hop, Ballet, Gospel, and movements from the Afro Diaspora. Charon received an MFA in Dance from the University of California, Los Angeles and a BA in Dance and Theater from Columbia College Chicago.  She recently released a children’s book titled, “Gold: Made Just for You.”