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Jonathan Taikina Taylor is an actor, director, and movement artist working cross-culturally in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Through his work he skillfully facilitates the joy of cultural collision through the deep investigation of text, theatrical forms, and explosive movement. Jonathan celebrates queerness through each collaboration by offering generosity in abundance, creating ensemble driven work and building equitable relationships between traditionally dominant and pervasively marginalized cultures & bodies.

Jonathan has taught workshops in India, Ireland, Italy and Russia. His international credits include Un Castillo De Cartas (Santiago, Chile), Moving Mouths (Goteborg, Sweden), and a play on the life and work of Frida Kahlo performed by 60 Nepali 9 th Graders (Kathmandu, Nepal). It was really cool.

He most recently performed in the world premiere of Helen. at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club (NY, NY), Illusions by Ivan Viripaev (NY, NY) and danced for choreographer Wendy Jehlen in Conference of the Birds (NY & Bejing). He has performed with Anikaya Dance, Kairos Dance Theatre, and En Guard Arts.

Jonathan is The Artistic Director of The SuperGeographics and Associate Artist of SITI Company.

As Artistic Director of The SuperGeographics, he has directed: Un Castillo de Cartas, Panic Everything’s Fine, Bacchic, Moving Mouths, RePlay: Shelter Island, and Signal. Under his direction The SuperGeographics work has been seen across The US and in Sweden, Chile, and India.


In the US he has directed & movement directed at The Getty Villa, Barysnikov Arts Center, The Brick, ART’s Club Oberon, the Spanish Embassy in DC, and Shelter Island Public Library. Jonathan has served as Movement Director for Spaceman by Leegrid Stevens (Drama Desk Nominated best Solo-Show) and several short films including Britain Ashford’s “I Could Have Danced All Night” music video.

Jonathan holds a BFA in Theater Arts from Boston University and an MA in Political Science; International Relations and Global Justice from Brooklyn College. Jonathan teaches Suzuki & Viewpoints at The Atlantic & NYU.

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