Jared Grimes is a young and vibrant additive in the world of the arts where he is heavily making his mark in Tap and Hip-Hop/Street Jazz. On numerous occasions, he has danced alongside legends such as Wynton Marsalis, Gregory Hines, Ben Vereen, Jerry Lewis, Fayard Nicholas and also performed for Barack Obama and Ted Kennedy at the Kennedy Center.
Grimes has toured with Musical legend, Mariah Carey, under the choreography of Marty Kudelka, and danced for artists such as Common, Salt-n-Pepa, Envogue, Busta Rhymes and the Roots. Jared's theater credits include, Twist directed by Debbie Allen, Scottsboro Boys (Workshop) directed by Susan Stoman, Pure Country directed by Peter Masterson, Babes in Arms at the Goodspeed Opera House choreographed by Randy Skinner, Sammy, directed by Debbie Allen, Vaudeville directed by Chris D'Amboise, and Broadway Underground directed by himself. Grimes has appeared in commercials for Coca-Cola, Subway, MTV and television shows such as CBS' Star Search, Showtime at the Apollo, ABC Family's Dance Fever and The Jerry Lewis Telethon.
Grimes made his choreography debut in Cirque Du Soleil's, Banana Shpeel off-broadway, choreographed commercials for Chilis and also assisted choreography with Kristin Denehy for Macy's popular Kids Bop commercial.
His feature film credits include, Paramount's, The Marc Pease Experience, starring Ben Stiller, New Line Cinema's Little Manhattan and Elevation Filmwork's' First Born, starring Elizabeth Shue.
Grimes is the 2014 Astaire Award winner for Outstanding Male Performer in a Broadway show!