Jonathan Homsey is an arts maker and manager interested in the intersection of street dance, visual art and social engagement. Born in Hong Kong and raised in the United States of America, he immigrated to Australia in 2010 where he is a graduate of Victorian College of the Arts (BA Dance) and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (MA Arts Management with Distinction). His choreographic practice has evolved from a theatrical context with works such as the award-winning Together As One (Arts House, Melbourne Fringe 2013) to an interdisciplinary practice in galleries and public spaces from Footscray Community Arts Centre (Melbourne) to 107 Projects (Sydney) and Design Festa Gallery (Tokyo).
Jonathan’s practice post-graduation has led him to work with street dance and conceptual art. From Circus Oz to national tours for Australian pop star George Maple and indie sensations Haiku Hands, Jonathan’s choreographic practice goes beyond genre lines.In addition, Jonathan is passionate about community outreach using the moving body as a source of empowerment. His most recent work Mx.Red amalgamates all his passions for social engagement and conceptual art with the creation of fourteen art installations and workshops as part of the Festival of Live Art in 2018. He is spending 2019 in intensive creative research about connecting diasporas through movement as part of the Creator’s Fund.