Henry Jones II is my name and everyone calls me Hank. Originally from Akron, Ohio. I have several professional artist in my immediate family, so I can say it is in my blood.
Studied draw and design, composition and, Commercial art in Ohio.
Became a Texan in 1983.
Joined the US Army Reserve in 1983, serving six years as a combat medical specialist graduating with honors from the Academy of Health Science in San Antonio Tx. In basic training at Ft. Bliss in 1984 Honored to paint the drill sergeants creed in each of the barracks on the base in my company. Honorable discharge as an Specialist 4 in 1989.
Attended the Margo Marshall School of Ballet on a military scholarship. Attended Delia Stewart Dance Center studied jazz and theater dance and Chicago Dance Theaters's apprentice Program studying Graham and Horton modern dance technique.
My first Artistic display at "The Original Barnebeys Cafe" was in the fall of 2008 and my 2nd show January 2009 at Boheme Cafe and Wine Bar in Houston, Texas both on Fairview in Montrose produced great results. I am thrilled that people find my work intriguing and emotionally stimulating.
The Fine Arts have supported me in one way or another for the past 25 years. As an artist, actor, dancer, dance teacher, choreographer, singer, banquet chef, caterer and now selling my works in print.
Graduated "Suma Cum Laude" ATI Masage Therapy School in Houston, Tx 2010
Recently graduated from Dolores Cannon's "Quantum Healing Hypnosis Therapy Academy" in 2013. Henry is certified to practice in the United States
I have completed the Massage Therapy program at ATI Career Training Centers. Maintaining a 4.0 GPA the entire course. On Friday August 13, 2010 I passed the BODY WORKS EMBLEX with a score of 793.
600 Hundred hours of class including Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Hydrotherapy, Kinesiology, Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology, Health & Hygiene, First Aid & CPR, and Universal precautions.
If you are interested in an incredible Therapeutic Massage from me or a Quantum Healing Hypnosis Therapy Session you know how to connect with me.
Actor, Artist, Choreographer, Dancer, Dance teacher, Singer and, Song-writer
Dance: Danced with City ballet of Houston, Texas Dance Theater, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, "Merging forces", Dance Theater of Harlem's Inner City Nutcracker Project (Houston), Lynda Martha and the grant Park Symphony " Golden Bird"(Chicago) Delia Stewart Dance Co., Joan Karf's New Dance Group, Josephine John's Generating Co Dances, Psophonia Dance Co (Houston), Phoenix Dance Co (Ohio) to name a few.
Actor/Dancer/Singer: Houston Grand Opera, Opera Omaha, Carousel Dinner Theater (Ohio), Burt Reynolds Jupiter Dinner Theater (Florida), Appeared in Hansel & Gretel, "Tannhauser, Sir Peter Tippets "New Year", WestSide Story, Brigadoon, Show Boat, August Wilson's "Fences" in which I played Cory (Best Supporting Actor)1993 Weathervane Theater, I played Crooks in John Steinbeck's "Of mice and men", 1997 (Ohio), I toured Alaska with Princess Cruises. I played a glorified extra in the movie Double Dragon
Choreographer: For professional dance companies, theaters and, musical productions such as Big River, Nutcracker, Golden Bird, I hate Hamlet, Florencia en el Amazonas, Akron, Ohio's Gospel Meets Symphony (98,99,00,01,02,03,04) at the University of Akron, Phoenix Repertory, Houston Dance Theater, Joan Karf's New Dance Group, Delia Stewart Dance Co, Josepine John's Generating Co. Dances, Cinderella with CSPVA and, numerous children's programs nation wide.
Dance Teacher: Taught, substituted and, assisted at universities, colleges, dance institutions, and schools as Artist in Resident with professional dance companies and contracted consultant including Delia Stewarts, Margo Marshalls, Hoston Ballet Academy, The University of Houston, Houston Community College, University of Akron, The Akron Dance Institute, The Arlington Christian Academy, The Akron Dance Studio (Founder), The Lorrain Community College (Ohio), Oberlin College (Ohio) The High School of Performing and Visual Art Houston and Cleveland Ohio, The North Forest Independent School district, St John's School, Kinkaid School, Ballet Theater Houston, Ivy Kids, Dance Scape and, the Jewish Community center (Houston)
Community Service: I have volunteered with children in public and private organizations across the country such as: Girl Scouts of America, Housing Urban Development Projects (Cleveland, Ohio), Church of God Youth Ministries (Ohio), Houston Independent School"Young Audience", North Forest Independent School's after school program (Texas), Youth Excellent Performing Arts Workshop (Ohio) and, has acted as a judge for the Dance Olympics based in Rochester New York
2008/2009 Food and Beverage Manager for Cafe and Wine Bar Boheme in the Montrose.
2002/2008 - A Fare Extraordinaire Catering, Alonti Catering, Bailey Conner,Banquet Depot, Epicurean Catering, previously Food Team (Recruiter/Staffing Mgr./Trainer), Rent a Prep, Magnolia Ballroom, Aramark and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Banquet captain, Bartender, Bus, Banquet server, Cashier, Cocktail server, Cook, Dishwasher, Expediter, Fine dining server
2000/2004 Kilworth Manor Bed & Breakfast - (Food & Beverage Manager/Staffing Mgr.)
My responsibilities: Hire, train schedule, supervise waitstaff & crew for all private events / Design menus for private parties, weddings, business retreats, intimate & formal / Hold tastings, booking preparing food for private events. Houston, Texas 77002
1997-2002 Hilton of Americas & Crown Plaza / Trackside Grill (Ohio) Spencers (Texas) - Banquet Chef / Kitchen Mgr.
Assist banquet chefs in preparing food for small and mass events held in hotel banquet ballrooms / Manage the lunch, dinner, private parties and room service in the hotel restaurant kitchen including: Interviewing, back round checking, hiring, training, scheduling and, supervising all kitchen personnel. Ordering, receiving, storing, inventory and proper handling of perishable & non perishable food items. Monitoring food and labor cost efficiently to keep minimal. Maintain health codes and hotel policies. Keeping an open and productive communication between departments.
1986-1996 Silver rose Catering- Pantry prep, salad prep, fry, saute', grill, broiler, baking and dessert prep
1980-1983 Ramada Inn Hotel- Banquet Captain: Supervise, set up, serve and break down rooms for banquets in the hotel.