Dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones has won two Tonys for choreography in the Broadway musicals Spring Awakening (2007) and Fela! (2009). Jones, the 9th of 12 children, moved from rural Florida to upstate New York at three years old. He would later become a dancer in a local company while a student at SUNY Binghamton. In 1982, he and his then-lover, Arnie Zane, started their own dance company, which still exists. After Zane’s death, Jones created some of his most powerful work.