Jerome Begin was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and is a founding member of the Left Hand Path Ensemble and a freelance composer and performer currently living in New York City. His scores for dance and theater, as well as concert works, have been performed throughout the U.S. and internationally. Commissions include works for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Juilliard, Sacramento Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Alabama Ballet, Zephyr Dance, Santa Cruz Ballet Theater, San Jose Dance Theater, Utah Regional Ballet, Monsterless Actors, Ohio University, and Crash, Burn and Die Dance Company. He has served as a dance accompanist and teacher of music for dancers at dance festivals, universities, and dance schools throughout the U.S. and abroad. Begin was music director for the Regional Dance America Craft of Choreography conference for several years and holds degrees in music composition and audio production from Ohio University and studied composition with Mark Phillips. He has been on the Juilliard faculty since 2008.