Jon Sherman trained at the Philadelphia Dance Academy, Pennsylvania Ballet, and American Ballet Theater. He graduated from Temple University with a B.S. in Secondary Education. After years of intensive training, he performed with Pennsylvania Ballet, Opera Company of Philadelphia, and Danceteller. He has taught professionally at the school of the Pennsylvania Ballet, University of the Arts, Temple University and Swarthmore College. Presently he is on the faculty of Swarthmore College, where he has taught for 23 years.