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Kaitlyn B. Jones is an interdisciplinary artist, scholar, and activist based in the unceded territory of the KarankawaCoahuiltecan, and Sana peoples (Houston, TX).

 

She believes that art is a conduit for healing, a seedbed for activism, and necessary fuel for the revolution against white supremacy. Her work facilitates conversations about intersectionality, social justice, and the complex Black-American experience.

 

In 2019, she graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. During her four years as a member of the resident company, Dance Repertory Theatre, she worked with many renowned choreographers including Ananya ChatterjeaCharles O. AndersonErica GionfriddoAndrea BeckhamJennifer FreemanGesel Mason, and Rennie Harris.​

In 2020, Jones expanded her artistic practice to include mediums such as film, photography and performance art. Her newfound practices led her to create This is not for you (2021) and One day, you will die (2021), two interactive installations curated by Aisha Tida Abbassi for A Time For Action, an interdisciplinary micro-festival hosted by the Blaffer Art Museum in Houston, Texas.

In addition to her ongoing creative practice, she is a full time graduate student at the University of Houston, pursuing a Master of Arts in Arts Leadership with an emphasis in Museum and Gallery Management.

The following is an artistic summary. For a full curriculum vitae, please click here.

Education

2020 -

Graduate Student

University of Houston

M.A. in Arts Leadership (Emphasis: Museum and Gallery Management)

2015 - 2019

Alumna

University of Texas at Austin

B.F.A. in Dance

Festivals & Installations

2021

One day, you will die. | Kaitlyn B. Jones

Houston, Tx | Blaffer Art Museum (Curated by Aisha Tida Abbassi)

2021

This is not for you. | Kaitlyn B. Jones

Houston, Tx | Blaffer Art Museum (Curated by Aisha Tida Abbassi)

2021

shift(ing), soften(ing) | Kaitlyn B. Jones

Houston, Tx | Menil Collection (as part of the Aurora Picture Show)

2020

It’s Not That Serious | Kaitlyn B. Jones, Claire Wood, Jesse Quesada,

Mario Ramirez, Victoria Murillo & Andie Duong

(Canceled due to COVID-19)

Austin, Tx | Austin Dance Festival Pop-Up Performance

2019

Dope Fit! | Michael J. Love & Kaitlyn B. Jones

Austin, Tx | Cohen New Works Festival

Virtual Performances

2020

PODS | Movement Artist/Cyborg

Interactive Virtual Performance with ARCOS Dance

Streamed live from Houston, TX

2020

Live From the Beat Box | Guest Artist

Virtual Performance with Michael Love

Streamed live from Houston, Tx

Panels

2020

UT Austin Fine Arts Alumnae Virtual Panel | Panelist

University of Texas at Austin, College of Fine Arts

Streamed live from Houston, Tx

2020

Thoughts That Move, Season 2 | Panelist

Early Era Collective - Instagram Live

Streamed live from Houston, Tx

Movement & Performance

2019

Dope Fit! | Michael J. Love & Kaitlyn B. Jones

Austin, Tx | George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural, & Genealogy Center

2019

A Conversation About Latasha Harlins | Becky Nam & Kaitlyn B. Jones

Austin, Tx | John Christensen West Austin Studio Tour

2017

Blame #MeToo | Kaitlyn B. Jones

Austin, Tx | Take Back the Night Rally, UT-Austin

Film

2020

Equality Texas 2020 Virtual Fundraiser | Dancer

In collaboration with Early Era Collective, Choreographed by Stephanie Patrick

Austin, Tx

2020

I/We 2020 | Dancer

In collaboration with Arcos Dance and Austin Classical Guitar

Plano, Tx

2019

American Student Assistance Content Series | Dancer

Directed by Samantha Porter, Structured by Jennifer Sherburn

Austin, Tx | Aduro Studios and Film

Artistic Honors & Awards

2018-19

College of Fine Arts Academic Scholar

Academic Honor awarded by the university for obtaining a grade point average within 

the highest top 20% of students in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin

2018

Community Excellence in the Arts Award

Awarded by the Edison Arts Foundation in Missouri City, Texas for outstanding 

community engagement and leadership in the arts

2015

University of Texas College of Fine Arts Texas Talent Award

Heyward "Woody" McGriff Scholar

Four year scholarship awarded for academic achievement and outstanding ballet and

modern dance technique

 

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