THE CLASS of 1986 mourns the death of Jason Jones, who passed away of lymphoma Oct. 20, 1990, in N.Y.C.
Jason graduated from Long Branch High School in Long Branch, N.J., where he was an award-winning drummer and champion gymnast. During Jason's first year at Princeton, he discovered his talent and love for dance, which became the focus of the rest of his life. Jason was the president and director of the Expressions Dance Company at Princeton and also danced with the Teamwork Dance Company and the Princeton Ballet.
Jason also participated in theater, performing with the Triangle Club, Theatre Intime, and the McCarter Theater. Jason was a member of the ivy Club, the Third World Center, and the Society of Black Engineers.
Following graduation, Jason studied at the Alvin Ailey School of Dance and became a member of the Alvin Ailey Dance Ensemble. He also danced with the Muller Works Dance Troupe and the Marita Goshen Earthworks Dance Company.
In Jason's short life, he succeeded in overcoming many obstacles. He brought joy to hundreds of people through his dance and joy to his friends by his graceful spirit and talent for living life to the fullest. He will be sorely missed by his friends and classmates.