Dawn Jones, M.A., acclaimed teacher, director, producer, writer, actor, and singer, is a graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, The Catholic University of America, B.A., and Trinity Washington University, M.A.

Early in her acting career, a talent agent noticed her which led to her playing the character of Nadine Carver in the 1986 original motion picture Hair Spray. Other roles followed including A Man called Hawk, television shows, commercials, and modeling jobs.

Writing and directing credits include Chocolate City Meltdown, Imani, The Lemonade Stand, I Just Want To Tell Somebody, Tread, Malcom, Martin, Medgar, 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. She is currently a faculty member of the Vocal Music Department for the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City. She is co-producer on Wallace Roney's acclaimed 2010 CD If Only For One Night and has performed with the "Wallace Roney Quintet" and "Doug Carn." Ms. Jones is the Executor of the Wallace Roney Estate, who passed in 2020 due to complications from COVID -19. She sees Wallace's legacy and the beauty of his music as a way to heal the world.