Dawn Jones, M.A., director, a graduate of Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Catholic University, B.A., and Trinity University, M.A., is an acclaimed, director, producer, writer, actor, singer, and teacher.
Early in her acting career she was noticed by a talent agent that led to her playing the character of Nadine Carver in the 1986 original motion picture Hair Spray. Other roles followed including A Man called Hulk, television show, commercials and modeling jobs.
Writing and directing credits include Chocolate City Meltdown, Imani, The Lemonade Stand, I Just Want To Tell Somebody, Tread and The World Is My Oyster. Currently she is writing a One Woman Show Trinity a timely tale of survival.
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 is currently the Director of the Vocal Music Department for the Jim Henson Visual and performing Arts Program, Northwestern High School. She recently reactivated her singing career and has performed with the “Wallace Roney Quintet” and “Doug Carn.” She is co-producer on Roney’s acclaimed 2010 CD If Only For One Night CD.