2017-2018 Season

Fall: The O’Shaughnessy

November 3–5, 2017
The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St Paul
November 3 and 4 at 8 pm; November 5 at 2 pm
Subscription Tickets: $28 Adult; $16 Student

Two dynamic ensembles, James Sewell Ballet and the Ahn Trio, join creative forces for the first time. The three sisters of the Ahn Trio — Lucia on piano, Angella on violin and Maria on cello — embrace 21st century classical music with flare and style.

James Sewell Ballet has earned a distinct reputation for its live music and dance performances, always performing innovative work and recognized as exemplars of contemporary ballet. Together, they will present a vibrant evening of new works, including an arrangement of “Purple Rain” (Prince), new works by composer Eric Funk, and choreography by James Sewell.

Holidays: Myron Johnson’s Nutcracker (not so) Suite

December 15–30, 2017
The Goodale Theater at The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
All shows at 7:30 pm except for Sunday, December 17 at 2 pm

Lauded by the Star Tribune as a “Christmas miracle for the Twin Cities,” Myron Johnson’s inventive and irreverent take on The Nutcracker returns for its third year on The Cowles Center stage. Join Barbie, Ken, and a host of colorful characters for this spicy twist on The Land of Sweets.

For a slightly racier version of the show, attend one of our Naughty Nutcracker performances:

  • Friday, December 22
  • Thursday, December 28
  • Saturday, December 30

Myron Johnson’s Nutcracker (not so) Suite presented by: The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts and James Sewell Ballet.

Holidays at The Cowles Center sponsored by US Bank.


JSB’s Spring Fling: Love In Bloom

Saturday, April 14, 2018
More event details coming soon

An incredible evening of music, dance, delicious food and live auction

Spring: New Works

April 13, 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 8 pm
April 15, 22 and 29 at 2 pm
2nd floor of The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
Tickets: $23

Our Ballet Works Project shifts to Spring with a longer run in JSB’s TEK BOX, featuring innovative choreography by New York choreographer Loni Landon, Company members Jordan Lefton and Laurie Nielsen, plus a new work by James.