From the ensemble to center stage, Jon Rua is a force to be reckoned with. How does one person balance performing on stage eight times a week in Broadway's newest sensation, Hamilton, to choreographing full time? Only Jon Rua has the determination, the guts and the talent to tackle these obstacles and share his talents with the world. Take a look at the video above to see Jon's work and then head down below to get to know Jon a little better!
Were you always involved in theatre growing up? Did you have a passion for dancing and performing back then?
You have been in several incredible shows, In The Heights and Hands on a Hardbody and now Hamilton, to name a few. What would you say is the hardest aspect of being in a Broadway show? Most rewarding?
When you're an understudy, what do you bring different to the character?
I know it's so difficult for me as an audience member to pick a song/moment in the show, I can only imagine how difficult it must be to actually be in the show and having to pick! Ha! So not only are you an insane performer, you double as a choreographer and you teach at Broadway Dance Center! What's it like doing so many things?
And it's just so incredible how the incorporation of hip-hop has helped this show skyrocket. What has it been like being a part of the huge phenomenon that is Hamilton?