Jon trained at the London Contemporary Dance School, graduating in 1987. He co-founded Eye to Eye and performed with The Dance Band and 181 Dance Company in London. Jon returned to Australia and joined Human Veins Dance Theatre in 1988 for Double-Shuffle a joint project with the One Extra Company based in New South Wales. In 1989 he worked with Dance Works under the directorship of Nanette Hassall and joined Tasdance in 1990. Jon was appointed Rehearsal Director for Tasdance in 1991.