jhon r. stronks (adjunct faculty) began his dance training with Sue Sampson- Dalena at the Dance Studio of Fresno, Studying Jazz with Sue as well as Ballet and Hip Hop. jhon continued his dance training and education at California State University, Fresno, and California State University, Long Beach. Jhon holds a teaching certificate from the Teacher Training Institute in Atlanta, Georgia specializing in out reach education and pedagogy for special populations. jhon’s choreography has been commissioned by The Houston Metropolitan Dance Center, Urban Souls Dance Company, The Houston Black Dance Festival, The South Dallas Dance Festival, Big Range Dance Festival, Mix Match Dance Festival, Core Performance Company, Highways Performance Space and PROJECT:MOTION. He is the Artistic Director of jhon r. stronks|“there… in the sunlight.” a project heading for his independent choreography. As an instructor jhon strives to connect the practical elements of technique to the magic and humor of life and performance. He has taught on the faculties of CSU, Fresno, Ballethnic Academy of Dance, Moving I the Spirit, In Motion Dance/ Bermuda, COREdance, APA Studios San Diego, The University of Houston and the Houston Metropolitan Dance Center.