He’s just twenty 20 years old, but he already has a bronze medal from the winter olympics in Sochi.
It was his choreographer, Rohene Ward, who found this piece of music on line. Jason had never heard of Riverdance before and was initially intimidated by the reel’s quick tempo. “I was like, Rohene, you are crazy. I cannot call this off”, he said.
It was the most complicated choreography he had practiced, with hardly a minute to breathe throughout the entire perfformance.
He also strugled to find the soul of the piece, until his coach, Kori Ade, developed a background story for him: he was a hero who had to protect his village – defeating the invader in a dance battle, and then celebrating his victory.