INTERVIEW WITH JON JON BRIONES
We speak with a recognised industry professional on the importance of training
Jon Jon was born and raised in the Philippines and resides in Los Angeles, California. First venturing abroad in 1989 to join the original London cast of Miss Saigon; he has since played The Engineer in Germany, on the USA tour, Asian tour, back home in the Philippines, in the final year in the West End and, more recently, on the UK tour. Recently he has been involved in the pre-Broadway development of new musical Allegiance with Lea Salonga and George Takei. Also, since moving to Los Angeles, the title role in The Romance of Magno Rubio ([Inside] the Ford, LA Weekly and Ovation Best Lead Actor nominations) and lead character Vichear Lam in new work Sweet Karma. His film roles include; Model Home, Blood Ransom, The Fifth Voyage of Sinbad, Breathe, Brown Soup Thing,An Immigrant Girl’s Journey, Proud American, Finding Foosball, Potluck, Feast and Yokai. His TV roles include guest starring in Las Vegas, Sons of Anarchy, Bones, The Mentalist, Monk,Southland, Miami Medical, General Hospital, Law & Order LA and Moonlight.
We are a Recognised School in CDET – Council of Dance Education and Training
Please go and research our professional credentials. Your children are safe with us, because we care to teach them the right way. The Peploe-Williams Academy encourages all its students to enter these exams at our School. It is a way of measuring technical progress only, and could be useful for auditions to the top dance Schools, Royal Ballet, Northern Ballet, Central School of Ballet and Laine Theatre Arts. For your free dance assessment go to our Contact page.
we encourage ALL our students at all ages to enter the following exams while attending our Academy:
Each year we have our own internal Acting, Dance, Performance and singing internal examinations. They replicate a professional audition, and all our Senior School students enter each March. Four professional Actors, Directors, Choreographers from the Business adjudicate our 9 to 18 years of age students.
LAMDA Syllabus (London Academy of Theatre & Performing Arts)
Musical Theatre Singing Exams
LAMDA Singing Syllabus
Dance – Ballet, Tap, Modern Examinations
I.S.T.D Syllabus – Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.
We’re lucky enough to have connections with some renown guest teachers with years of industry experience. We work to enrich the quality of Performing Arts training within our own environment and Arts education in Schools & Colleges, and we equip young people to live and work successfully in our society.See All Guest Teachers