June 11, 2019
Savana Jones lives for movement. As a dancer, choreographer, teaching artist, and avid live music fan, Savana is well versed in the language of the performing arts. Don’t miss her one-of-a-kind collaboration with a live funk band on Make Music Day for “No Mercy,” a heart-pounding, foot-stomping hip-hop class of raw adrenaline at Arroyo Recreation Center at 3pm.
What is your instrument(s)? If not a singer/musician, what is your connection to the arts?
I’m a professional Dancer, Choreographer and Entrepreneur.
What do you do other than music/the arts – professionally? Hobbies?
I love to eat, workout, travel, spend time with family and friends, and support live music!
What drew you to MMH?
The opportunity to reach a new/different audience and introduce them to Dance. Giving people a chance to get to know me and what gives me purpose in life. Dance is and can be intimidating but with the right instructor (like myself), it’s my responsibility to relieve the student of that pressure of ” being perfect”. We must first learn awareness of our bodies (movement) and understand the “why” and “how” our bodies move that way.
What drew you to Hartford and what is making you stay?
Well I was born here and I’ve made so many personal and business relationships, that I see myself planting and growing my business here. Hartford definitely has potential for artists to have a platform and no matter where I go, no matter how long I may live there, my home will always be here!
What is your favorite genre(s) of music?
That’s a very good but tough question!
Old school/ Soul music!
Top 3 favorite things about Hartford
- Public Transportation
- Trendy small businesses
- Bushnell Park
I’m a Daredevil and I love that rush of being up in the air, so I have a true love for the “Aerial Arts”. Its a divine feeling being on top of the world!
What part of MMH are you most looking forward to?
Connecting with new artists and making memories. Seeing what others are bringing to the table will be fun as well. Support, support, support!
Hopes/dreams/wishes for Hartford:
More light to be shined upon the positivity that’s in our city. More events and activities that will bring our community together and make us stronger. We need the arts!
Photo credit for “The Faces of Make Music Hartford” photo series: Mike Marques Photo