Jason Mabana was born in Belgium from a Filipino heritage. Jason first trained in Belgium, as a hip-hop and contemporary dancer. At the age of 17, he moved to London to study Dance at Lewisham College and furthered his training at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. During his time at Rambert School, Jason choreographed various pieces, that toured with the school and have been performed at multiple venues such as The Linbury Studio Theatre, Lilian Baylis Studio and Platform Theatre at Central St Martins. His choreographic work has also been featured in BBC young dancer, Cloud dance festival and Mr Wonderful, a show directed by Mathew Bourne in tribute to Jonathan Olivier. Jason also has a postgraduate diploma from the London Contemporary Dance School.
As a dancer Jason began his career as an apprentice with Akram Khan Company for the solo Chotto Desh. Jason continued his career with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company performing her work Strange Bloom. He then Joined Wayne McGregor performing a duet in collaboration with artist Haroon Mirza. He also performed with Saju Hari dance. Jason is now dancing for Candoco Dance Company performing works by Trisha Brown, Alexander Whitley and Hetain Patel.