Biography

Height: 5'8

Eyes: Dark Brown

Hair: Black

Jared Grimes is a quadruple threat in the world of the arts where he is heavily making his mark in singing, dancing, acting, and choreographing. On numerous occasions, he has danced alongside legends such as Wynton Marsalis Gregory Hines, Ben Vereen, Jerry Lewis, Fayard Nicholas and also performed for Barack Obama and Ted Kennedy at the Kennedy Center.

Grimes has toured with Musical legend, Mariah Carey, under the choreography of Marty Kudelka, and danced for artists such as Common, Salt-n-Pepa, Envogue, Busta Rhymes and the Roots.

Jared's theater performance credits include, "A Soldiers Play on Broadway" directed by Kenny Leon, "The Radio City Spring Spectacular" directed by Warren Carlyle, "After Midnight on Broadway", directed by Warren Carlyle, "Twist", directed by Debbie Allen, "Babes in Arms" at the Goodspeed Opera House choreographed by Randy Skinner, "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" directed by John Rando at (Encores) and Broadway Underground directed by himself.

Grimes has appeared in commercials for Coca-Cola, Subway, MTV and television shows such as CBS' "Star Search," "Showtime at the Apollo," ABC Family's "Dance Fever" and "The Jerry Lewis Telethon."

His television acting credits include NBC's Manifest, Foxs' "Fringe" and HBO's "Boardwalk Empire".

Grimes made his choreography debut in Cirque Du Soleil's, Banana Shpeel off-broadway,  choreographed commercials for Chilis and also assisted choreography with Kristin Denehy for Macy's popular Kids Bop commercial.  Jared also choreographed his first film, "Breaking Brooklyn" directed by Paul Becker and produced by Lionsgate.

He's since gone on to choreograph "After Midnight on Broadway" and associate choreograph "Holler If You Hear Me" the Tupac musical.

His regional theater choreography credits include, Jelly's Last Jam at the Signature Theater DC, 42ND Street The Musical at Chicago's Drury Lane Theatre, The Scottsboro Boys at The Signature Theatre in DC, and Lights Out: Nat King Cole at The Peoples Light Theater in PA.  Grimes won a Hellen Hayes Award for best choreography in Jelly's Last Jam, a Jeff Award for best choreography in 42ND Street The Musical, and a Barrymore Award for best Choreography in Lights Out: Nat King Cole.

His feature film credits include, Paramount's, "The Marc Pease Experience", starring Ben Stiller, New Line Cinema's "Little Manhattan" and Elevation Filmwork's' "First Born," starring Elizabeth Shue.  Recently Grimes choreographed "Ain't Misbehaving" at the Signature Theatre in DC and Lights Out: Nat King Cole at the Geffen Theatre in LA.  Currently you can catch Grimes playing the role of Adrian Shannon on NBC's Manifest!

Film/Television


 

Manifest                              Adrian                    NBC

Boardwalk Empire             Grover                    HBO

Fringe                                  Supporting             Fox

The Electric Company       Himself​                    PBS

Marc Pease Experience    Thomas Pickney   Paramount
First Born                            Stock-Boy               Elevation Filmworks

Little Manhattan                Street Dancer        20th Century Fox

Theater

Spring Spectacular                 Marshal                       Harvey Weinstein     Radio City

After Midnight                        Tap Mathematician        Warren Carlyle-    Broadway

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes   Grimes                             John Rando -        City Center Encores
Twist                                         Roosevelt King                Debbie Allen -       Pasadena Playhouse
Stormy Weather                     Bones                               Michael Bush -      Prince Music Theater
Babes N Arms                          Ivor                                  Greg Ganakas -    Goodspeed Opera House

Scottsboro Boys                 Roy Wright                           Susan Stroman - The Vinyard Theater(Stage Reading) 

Pure Country                        Ensemble                           Pete Masterson - Workshop



 

 

 

Choreography

Breaking Brooklyn             Lionsgate       Dir. Paul Becker

After Midnight.                   Broadway      Dir. Warren Carlyle

Holler If You Hear Me        Broadway      Dir. Kenny Leon

Banana Sheep                Off- Broadway  Cirque Du Soleil

Jelly's Last Jam                 Reg. Theatre    Signature Theatre, DC

42ND Street                     Reg. Theatre    Drury Lane Theatre, CHI

Lights Out:Nat King Cole Reg. Theatre   The Peoples Light Theatre, PA

Ain't Misbehaving            Reg. Theatre    Signature Theatre, DC

Concerts/Live Shows
 

Busta Rhymes                     Dancer               Hi Hat -                 MTV VMAS
Mariah Carey                       Dancer             Marty Kudelka -   Mimi Promo Tour

Common, Salt N Peppa    Dancer                 Fatima -              VH-1 Hip Hop Honors

Wisin Y Yandel                     Dancer         Catalina/Gerard -     Latin Grammys

Broadway Underground  Producer        Jared Grimes -        BB KINGS

Run The Night                     Producer         Jared Grimes -       Highline Ballroom

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