Artistic Director/ Visual Designer

Jonathan Vanderkolff has enjoyed a long and successful career in the performing arts, including serving as Stage Director and an original member of the creative team for the Tony Award-winning production Blast!

In addition to Blast!, for which he won an Emmy Award for choreography, Jonathan was a primary designer for Brass Theater, Shockwave, CyberJam, and M.I.X. He has also been a designer for Emerald Marquis Winter Guard, Northview Winter Guard, Ventures Drum & Bugle Corps, Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps, Santa Clara Vanguard Winter Guard and the Star of Indiana Drum & Bugle Corps.  Jon was inducted into the WGI Hall of Fame in 2017.

As Artistic Director, Jon steers the creative vision for the Bluecoats and Bluecoats Indoor while also serving as the primary designer for each group’s visual program.