ISHMAEL HOUSTON-JONES is a writer of fiction and essays, a curator of dance and performance, a performer
and a choreographer. He lives and works in New York City.
From 2002 until 2007 ISHMAEL HOUSTON-JONES was the Coordinator
for the Lambent Fellowship in the Arts of the Tides Foundation. In this capacity he created and implemented a program that
awarded unrestricted multi-year grants in the amount of $21,000 each to individual visual and performing artists in New York
City. From 2004 until 2007 Houston-Jones oversaw the granting of fellowships totaling $525,000.
was on the board of directors of the Danspace Project from 1984 until 2007 and is currently on the board of the board of Movement
Research both in New York. Until recently he served as a member of the board of Headlong Dance Theater in Philadelphia.
He is an artist member of Performance Space 122 and Dance Theater Workshop and is a member of Dias y Flores Community
Garden. He is on the advisory board of Culture Push.