Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
Joined OKC Ballet in 2017
Mari Cook Medley
Mrs. Courtney Connor Jones was born in Huntington Beach, California, but grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. She began her training at the young age of three at Southland Ballet Academy. After moving to North Carolina at age five, she began training at the North Carolina Dance Theatre and Charlotte City Ballet before graduating from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Connor Jones began her professional career at the Cincinnati Ballet where she danced for 11 seasons. During that time, she spent a summer in Russia where she performed in Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, Carmen, and Swan Lake. She joined Oklahoma City Ballet as a principal in 2017.
Throughout her career, she has performed feature roles in many ballets, and some of her most treasured are Juliet in Robert Mills’ Romeo & Juliet, Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Aurora in Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye's The Sleeping Beauty, Mina Harker in Michael Pink’s Dracula, The Sylph in La Sylphide, The Chosen One in Adam Hougland’s Rite of Spring, The Eaglet in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland), and Jumping Girl in George Balanchine’s Who Cares? Her repertoire also includes works by Jiří Kylián, Jessica Lang, George Balanchine, Val Caniparoli, Cayatano Soto, Helen Pickett, Robert Bondara, Ihsan Rustem, James Kudelka, Rena Butler, and more.
Connor Jones and her husband, former dancer Sam Jones, have a toddler son and young daughter; two of her all-time favorite roles! In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, creating custom jewelry, and educating others on healthy eating and lifestyle habits.