In addition to being the Co-founder and Artistic Director of Jean Appolon Expressions (JAE) , Jean Appolon is a successful choreographer and master teacher based in Boston and Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Appolon directs a free annual summer dance course in Port-au-Prince that serves young, aspiring Haitian dancers who do not have regular access to dance training. Appolon conceived of this initiative in 2006. His vision is to expand the summer course into a year-round dance program based in Port-au-Prince.
Appolon’s Boston-based Haitian Contemporary dance company performs at major venues in Boston, Washington, DC and Port-au-Prince, Haiti, often sharing the stage with celebrities like Danny Glover, Henry Louis Gates and Edwidge Dantica and with partners like Central Square Theater and Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción.
Appolon is an Inductee of the Haitian Roundtable’s 1804 List of Haitian American Changemakers (2014) for his groundbreaking accomplishments in dance. Appolon has also been endorsed for his positive contributions to the Cambridge community by E. Denise Simmons, Mayor of Cambridge.