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Jerry Evans has worked as a dancer, choreographer and director for over 35 years.
Soon after beginning his career as a dancer, Jerry became a favorite with top choreographers of the day. As a result, opportunity knocked when legendary choreographer Michael Kidd offered Jerry the chance to audition for a Mikhail Baryshnikov television special. Jerry readily advised that ballet was not his strongest suit, but Kidd assured him that Baryshnikov was in fact auditioning for jazz dancers, making Jerry a very strong contender for casting. Due to his character, poise and skill as a dancer, Jerry booked the prestigious opportunity which registers as a significant triumph in a multi-highlighted colorful career. Jerry now proudly claims having worked in every medium in which a dancer can work: every major awards show, every major television network; a myriad of concert arenas, distinguished nightclubs and showrooms, and some of the most prominent theatres across America.
Using a successful professional dance career as his foundation, Jerry launched a stunning career in choreography that has been more than two decades in the making. Known industry- wide for his fluid, kinetic and engaging style, complemented by a lively talent for intricate staging, Jerry is constantly in demand as a choreographer in film, television, commercials, music videos and live stage shows.
Having choreographed numerous consecutive world tours for such artists as Reba McIntyre, Paula Abdul, and Chayanne, Jerry has proven himself to be a favorite with producers for his ability to work to deadline, coupled with a refusal to sacrifice quality results. High-energy dance, captivating stage work, and the ability to showcase performers have become the hallmarks of Jerry’s choreography, earning him industry wide respect and allowing him to elicit the highest quality performances from stars and support dancers alike. With more than 20 feature films, 15 music videos, and 50 commercials to his choreography credentials, Jerry’s reputation precedes him throughout the entertainment industry.
In recognition of his achievements and contributions in dance, choreography, and production, Jerry has been honored with industry and peer awards alike. Due to the fact that winners are selected by peer committee, one of the highest compliments a choreographer can receive is an American Choreographer Award. Much to his credit, Jerry was honored with an American Choreographer Award for Best Choreography in a Feature Film for his work in The Mask. In addition he has received the following awards: a Music Video Producers Award for Best Choreography for his work on Barbara Streisand’s video “Left in the Dark”; a National Academy of Dance Award for Best Choreography in a Television Variety for his work on the Tracey Ullman Show; and a THEA (Themed Entertainment Association Award) awarded for Best Live Show for his work on Legend of Mythica at Tokyo Disney Sea.
While continuing to add to his impressive resume, Jerry has more recently culled a comprehensive knowledge of film and television camera directing based on his years of choreographic experience. Whether on a set that requires single or multiple camera direction, Jerry is known for bringing his wealth of experience to any production. As a result, Jerry formed the JLE Media Group Inc.; a production company which specializes in hi-definition video production and can handle projects from conception to post-production. It is at JLE that he marries creative genius and technical prowess to create smart, stunning projects which, in turn, become exemplary works of visual art.