JIMMY R.O. SMITH
Blessed to be a blessing, is the driving force behind renowned entrepreneur, actor/performer, creative director/choreographer & fitness enthusiast Jimmy R. O. Smith. Known for his unique style and artistic creativity, he began to command the stage through performances. Watch JROS on screen in the Academy Award-winning films Dreamgirls, Stomp the Yard, Bolden, and Burlesque. From being a Chuck E Cheese kid to captivating audiences and grabbing the attention of top directors, choreographers, and artists, JROS went on to share the stage and screen with top international performers The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Ne-Yo, Fergie, Ciara, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx, Melissa McCartney, Jennifer Hudson, Kirk Franklin, 50 Cent, Cher and P. Diddy, among several others. The marching band where he played the Trombone and was Head Drum Major only elevated his skill level. During this time, Jimmy R. O. Smith also received a BS degree in Kinesiology and Music Education from Prairie View A & M University. Utilizing his athletic training and collegiate stomping expertise, JROS began maximizing professional opportunities with the NBA’s Houston Rockets and WNBA’s Houston Comets dance crew.
A native of Dallas/Ft. Worth Texas, JROS propelled his artistry to the next level and cemented his place as a supreme force in the entertainment industry. Jimmy’s vision, creative expressions, and seamless professionalism attracted A-List stars like Dakota Fanning to seek his creative expertise and collaboration. Through his Artist Development & Performance Coaching Company, The Smith House, Jimmy has helped develop top breakout talents like Cody Simpson, Doja Cat, Polo G, and Chloe & Halle. This three-time Super Bowl halftime contributor has also creatively directed and choreographed special performances on Dancing with the Stars, Macy’s Stars of Dance, with the USC Trojan Marching Band, as well as contributing choreography for such main stage performances as international Pop icon Jennifer Lopez World Music Awards performance, triple threat legend Donny Osmond, and Super Bowl XLV half time for Black Eyed Peas, Usher and Slash.
His athletic abilities, stepping, and marching band-style choreography have been featured on television shows such as VH1's Celebrity Fit Club, MTV, ABC's Dance Machine, and Nick Jr's The Fresh Beat Band. Determined to pursue his passions beyond the world of dance, JROS soon received credits as a guest actor in television shows Gilmore Girls and Spike’s The Playbook.
JROS is revered for his exceptional dexterity and harnessed that power flow with Mo-Cap by working on promotional videos for the Walt Disney film G-Force, and FOX’s competition reality show, Alter Ego, as well as for countless commercials for multi-national brands and corporations including Target, AT&T, ESPN, Coca-Cola, Subway, Disney, Citibank and most recently Beachbody Fitness digital training programs.
As a co-creator of StageKeep.com a dance/cheer/marching band digital app, and a philanthropist, JROS regularly engages in community building and works with non-profit organizations like Kids Kicking Cancer, Generosity Water, Unlikely Heroes, and Engage The Vision. Currently residing in Los Angeles, CA, Jimmy R. O. Smith continues to expound on his creative horizon by developing and producing motion pictures and innovative visual entertainment globally as he crests the pinnacle of his artistic journey.