Interview with Choreographer Aakomon Jones

Aakomon "AJ" Jones has built a name for himself as choreographer of the PITCH PERFECT empire. Not only did he work on the original but the sequel and the highly anticipated PITCH PERFECT 3. His work will soon be seen in in two new HBO series - WATCHMEN and LOVECRAFT COUNTRY. Most recently his work includes the blockbuster feature film BLACK PANTHER, THE VOICE FINALE with Charlie Puth, STEP SISTERS, Ang Lee’s BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK, the romcom HOW TO BE SINGLE, and the James Brown biopic GET ON UP. AJ’s experience and unique talent has led him to work with an impressive group of filmmakers and actors in movies such as THE RUM DIARY, NIGHTS OF RODANTHE, CENTER STAGE 2: TURN IT UP and DREAMGIRLS. His extensive compilation of work also extends into television, having choreographed for the HBO drama series VINYL directed by Martin Scorsese, SUPER FUN NIGHT, DANCING WITH THE STARS, COMMUNITY, and THE VOICE, which he was also Season 4’s Performance Producer. AJ’s recent commercials include PEPSI, NINTENDO, LINCOLN, and XFINITY.

A Decatur, Georgia native, AJ's love of music led him to connect with developing artists in Atlanta's music scene. Despite his lack of formal training, AJ was always a natural, and soon began his dance career performing with artists in Atlanta such as Monica and TLC. He did so well that he ended up joining their highly anticipated “Fanmail” Tour.

After establishing himself as a respected dancer, AJ then received his first big break as a choreographer working with the R&B group 112. AJ has choreographed numerous music videos and countless television performances, including the Best Song Nominees for the 2008 Academy Awards. He has since segued into Creative Directing, working with Usher on his intimate "One Night Stand" US Tour in 2008 and the music video for "OMG,” which was nominated for a 2010 MTV VMA for Best Choreography.