Winston A. Benons Jr.
Winston A. Benons Jr. (he/him) is a choreographer, cultural researcher, writer, vocalist and educator who has trained in Afro-Cuban, Haitian, Afro-Brazilian, and Bomba dance with additional studies in Horton and Dunham modern dance techniques. He has developed and curated intensive studies in culture and dance techniques of the African Diaspora in NYC and Cuba. He is now the Founder and Director of tRúe Culture & Arts, an organization that facilitates cultural exchanges, workshops, and academic lectures/residencies. Winston is a guest lecturer at Pace University, an adjunct faculty member at Mason Gross School, Rutgers University, and a (K-8) dance and culture educator at Brooklyn Friends School. He has been a guest teacher throughout NYC at Ballet Hispanico, Peridance, Djoniba Dance & Drum and Cumbe to name a few. Recent direction and choreography credits include On Site Opera’s productions of Amahl and the Night Visitors and What Lies Beneath, where he was also the cultural advocate.