Louis Raphael Jones | Modern Instructor
Raphael is a native of Oakland California and began his training in Theater at Skyline Performing Arts High School under the Direction of Amy Brosanhan in "Take it from the top", a production written by Actress/Playwright: Ruby Dee; He was featured in "Oliver", "Blues for Mister Charlie", and "West Side Story".
Raphael would later continue his acting in Theater Arts with the Tuskegee Little Theatre (Tuskegee University) in such plays as "An Actors Nightmare", "The Colored Museum", and "Aint Misbehavin'". Later after returning to the Bay Area, Louis was featured with The African-American Shakespeare Company of San Francisco in "A School for Scandal" as Sir Benjamin Backbite/Trip. With the Laney College Theater, he was featured in "Antigone", "Death of a Salesman", and "No Place to be somebody".
After signing with Beau Bonneau Casting, he continued his career in Acting to include Television/Commercial and Film.
Raphael has also worked with The National Black Theater of New York, New York in "Marion Anderson: Lady from Philadelphia", and worked for and taught for Debbie Allen at her Dance academy and choreographed, as well as started in "The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker".
Raphael's dance training began at the age of 7 with San Francisco Ballet Under the direction of Helgi Tomasson and Nancy Johnson, and also the Alice Arts Center in Ballet, Haitian and Dunham Dance Technique with Oakland Ballet as the resident Company. Raphael is a graduate of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theaters' "The Ailey School"with a Certificate In Dance and Dance Education. Raphael is an alumni of Ailey II, Genesis Dance Company, and Contemporary Ballet Theater (Bronx , NY.), and has Guest Performed with NUBA Dance Theatre, DZUL Dance, Juxtapower South African Dance Company, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet Under the direction of Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson.
Raphael Louis Jones
Has settled in Wichita Falls in January 2022, and looks forward to all future endeavors.