Jonathan Royse Windham is a native of Vail, Colorado. Growing up with a musical theater background he has always had an affinity for character, movement, humor and choreography. He attended SUNY Purchase after high school concentrating in ballet, and spent a season with American Repertory Ballet. After ARB he worked with Gallim Dance touring the continental US as well as Europe, and was featured on the Fall for Dance advertisements in 2010. He was also named one of Dance Magazines “25 to Watch” for 2013. Jonathan also spent time with Company XIV dancing in Nutcracker Rouge.
He most recently finished performing in Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway as part of the original revival company.
In addition, He has worked with the Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Brice Mousset (OUI danse), Chris Masters,Terra Firma Dance Theater, The Kevin Wynn Collective, Ramon Oller, Alexandre Proia, and the DASH Ensemble.
In the Summer of 2013 he was a part of a new creation with Brian Brooks that premiered at the Vail International Dance Festival dancing with Teresa Reichland and Tyler Angle of New York City Ballet.
Film credits include his fist self produced short with the working title "Adam" (coming soon!). Other film credits include “Untitled Mind” Directed by Laia Cabrera and choreographed by Alexandre Prioa, “DIVA”, “Vesper”.
Jonathan's choreography has been shown at Jacobs Pillow, several times at Dixon Place, Dancers Responding to AIDS at the Cedar Lake Theater, the American Repertory Ballet choreography workshop, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, The Staller Center at Stonybrook, Center for Performance Research, and is a founding choreographer and former curator at the Current Sessions.
Teaching credits include; Harvard University, University of Michigan, University of the Arts in Philadelphia, SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Oswego, Skidmore College, Houston School for the Performing Arts, Goucher College, Dancewave and the Capezio Peridance Center.
Photo by Corey Melton