A native of Tucson, Arizona, Jason began his dance training with Mary-Beth Cabana at Ballet Arts in Tucson. At fifteen, he joined the Universal Ballet Academy (Kirov Academy) under the direction of Oleg Vinogradov. In 1992, Jason joined the San Francisco Ballet School and after one year, joined the company, dancing for eleven seasons in many classic ballets as well as original choreography by Mark Morris, Stanton Welch, Yuri Possokov, James Kudelka, William Forsythe, and Helgi Tomasson among others. Jason has been teaching ballet for 15 years and is a licensed teacher by the state of Oregon. Currently Jason is the principal of The Portland Ballet Academy and Ballet Master for TPB’s youth company. He is also the ballet teacher at Arts and Communication Magnet Academy in Beaverton, Oregon and is the Ballet Master for Dance West, ACMA’s pre-professional youth company.