Bio

Dawn Felice Jones, native Washingtonian, and graduate of Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Catholic University, B.A., and Trinity University, M.A. is an acclaimed producer, writer, director, actor, singer, and teacher.

In 1980 she represented Washington, DC as the Cherry Blossom Princess. Early in her acting career a talent agent noticed her and that led to her playing the character Nadine Carver in the 1986 original motion picture Hair Spray. Other roles followed including A Man Called Hawk, television commercials and modeling jobs.

Writing credits include "Chocolate City Meltdown" and "Imani." While living in Africa, she became a journalist and television anchor. Returning to the states, she worked with News Channel 8 before deciding on a teaching career with the Prince Georges Public School System.

She recently reactivated her singing career and has performed with the Wallace Roney Quintet and Doug Carn. This is her first scriptwriting collaboration with her daughter Bismillah entitled "The Lemonade Stand" that will be performed at the Kennedy Center in the family theatre September 2010.