Jonas Pedersen Øren (1988) was born in Høyanger, Sogn og Fjordane in Norway. He has his formal dance training from The Hammond School (UK), Fagerborg Upper Secondary School (NO), The Ballet School at the Norwegian Opera and Ballet, Conservatoire National Superieur Music et la Danse Lyon (FR) and has a BA in classical ballet from Oslo National Academy of Dance (NO). He has danced soloist roles in the classical ballets The Nutcracker and Coppelia staged at Opera Nordfjord and Sandefjord Theatre.He has also been involved in several performances and art projects and worked in fashion and with music artists for direction and choreography. In 2013 he set up the performance “UT-KAST”, intimately staged in a private apartment. The same year he produced two dance films together with photographer Hinda Fahre.

He choreographed and performed a dance piece for the art film “Rehearsal Migration” produced by T-Michael Film Lab and Finn Erik Rognan. It was premiered at The ASVOF Film Festival at Centre Pompidou in Paris (2014). In 2015 he was awarded Shooting Star at RIFF R.E.D. International Film Festival for his work with dance films. The film "POOL BOY" he made with Fahre was in the official selection at the festival. The same year he choreographed and performed the opening performance for the classical music festival Gloppen Musikkfest. In 2017 he started his MA in dance at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

Jonas also works as a writer for the Norwegian fashion and lifestyle magazine

Film: Maya Vik – Beyond. Direction Pål Laukli

Jonas Pedersen Øren 2018 — Oslo