Artists

Eve Schulte


11th Season, Artistic Associate
Eve is a dance performer and instructor based in Minneapolis, MN. She grew up training in ballet and modern at Minnesota Dance Theatre, and transitioned to company member in 2007. In 2009, she joined James Sewell Ballet. She also frequently collaborates with Live Action Set, most recently co-directing Unset, a project that invited untrained audience participants on stage to co-create an improvised, movement-based piece with an ensemble of trained dancers. Some of her more memorable performances include roles in Glenn Tetley’s Mythical Hunters; Loyce Houlton’s Sacre du Printemps and Carmina Burana; Leralee Whittle’s Displacement Activity; and Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar’s Killer Pig. In the summertime, she teaches at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (MI), and has twice served as co-director for their International Ballet Ensemble, which had her teaching and showing work with American dance students in France, Germany, and Denmark. She has been teaching various forms of dance for over a decade and often leads workshops and master classes as part of JSB's residency activities. Her choreographic feat, Any Offered None (premiered in JSB's Ballet Works Project 2016), was nominated for a MN Sage Award for Outstanding Performance. Eve also holds a B.A. in English from the University of Minnesota.

Andrew Lester


5th Season
Andrew started his training at a young age in central Minnesota with Carlos Stroia Ballet. He graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Minnesota and has been an active member of the Twin Cities dance community ever since. He was a founding member of Saint Paul City Ballet and has also worked with a myriad of different companies, including Eclectic Edge Ensemble, Ethnic Dance Theatre, Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theatre, Twin Cities' Ballet, and Shapiro & Smith Dance. In 2012 he was honored to receive a Sage Award for outstanding performance for Joseph Morrisey's "One" and Shapiro & Smith's "Family". Training highlights include American Ballet Theatre's summer intensive, Anna Marie Holmes Ballet Adriatco Summer Intensive in Ascoli Piceno Italy, as well as learning from a host of other Minnesota based master instructors. He is also an avid teacher and most recently, a co-collaborator with his wife, local musician and writer Nichole Carey, creating multi genre dance theatre.

Chloe Duryea


3rd Season
Chloe received her early dance training near her hometown of Haslett, Michigan. Upon attending the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Summer Intensive in Detroit, she was selected by ABT as a National Training Scholar in 2007 and 2008 and subsequently attended the ABT Summer Intensive for two years as a full-scholarship student. Chloe graduated from Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music with Highest Distinction, earning a Bachelor of Science in Ballet with an Outside Field of Kinesiology. While dancing with Indiana University Ballet Theatre, she was featured in Twyla Tharp’s Sweet Fields, Dwight Rhoden’s Dear Frederic, and as Princess Aurora in Act II and Act III of The Sleeping Beauty. After graduating from IU, Chloe was given the opportunity to perform George Balanchine’s Nutcracker Pas de Deux and Robert Rodham’s Snow Scene with the Indianapolis School of Ballet. Chloe then moved to Chicago, where she spent two years as a company dancer with Elements Contemporary Ballet, and performed as a guest artist in the Ruth Page Civic Ballet Nutcracker.

Ashley Chin-Mark


2nd Season
Ashley discovered her passion for dance at the Hawkins School of Performing Arts in Folsom, CA where she performed as a Principal with Ballet Folsom for eight years under Deirdre Hawkins and Erin Hogan. During summers, she trained at Ballet West, Ballet Austin, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Oklahoma City Ballet, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. She then danced with Utah Ballet for four years, where she had the opportunity to work with Eloy Barragan, Val Caniparoli, Jay Kim, Calvin Kitten, Melonie Murray, Matthew Neenan, Pablo Piantino, Katie Scherman, Lesley Telford, and Maggie Tesch. Ashley graduated from the University of Utah, with a B.F.A. in Ballet and a B.S. in Strategic Communications, and is an ABT® Certified Teacher in Pre-Primary Level 3. She served on faculty for the Ballet West and University of Utah Summer Intensives and presented research at the Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research and 12 Min Max. Branching into theatricality, Ashley portrayed John Lennon in Loren Wilder’s Nu-Topia multi-media production in Aspen, CO. This summer, she served as Assistant to Artistic Director Oleg Vinogradov and Director Jay Kim for the International Ballet Summer Intensive, headlining the Heima Crew from NBC’s World of Dance, for the Ballet Gala, on the Incheon Global Campus in Korea.

Da’Rius Malone


2nd Season
Da’Rius Malone, from Chicago, IL, began his training under the direction of August Tye at Hyde Park School of Dance. Da’Rius is a 2014 graduate of The Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts), where he won the award for Scholar-Artist and had the privilege to perform works from leading Chicago dance companies such as DanceWorks Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Muntu Dance Theater, and Joffrey Ballet. Da’Rius continued his training at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Da'Rius is a 2018
graduate with his BFA in Contemporary Dance Performance with an Emphasis in Ballet. After his time at The Boston Conservatory Da’Rius was asked to join Jon Lehrer on his European Tour as a guest artist. After, Da’Rius then became a company member at James Sewell Ballet. Da'Rius has performed works by Doug Varone, Joshua Manculich, Merce Cunningham, and Danny
Buraczeski. He has also danced in several world premieres of choreography by Gabrielle Lamb, MADBOOTS and Yury Yanowsky. Da’Rius has performed excerpts of Don Quixote and Raymonda restaged by former Boston Ballet principal dancer Adriana Suarez and Gianni DiMarco. Da'Rius has also trained with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (Israel), Hubbard Street Dance
Chicago, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Austin, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater and 10 Hairy Legs. Da’Rius wants to use his dance education and experience as a professional concert dancer to create a platform to make a positive impact in life.

Stephanie Moffett-Hugg


2nd Season
Stephanie grew up throughout the east coast, but calls Columbus, New Jersey her home. Stephanie was most recently a company member of Wonderbound (Denver, CO). Some of her most memorable experiences include working with Sergei Vanaev, Gabrielle Lamb, Austin McCormick and Lauren Edson. She also cherishes the opportunities she has had to perform alongside the Colorado Symphony and The FloBots, as well as performing in Vail Dance Festival’s ‘2017 Night Of Dance’ and alongside the Breckinridge Orchestra in the Breckinridge Music Festival. She has danced with Redlands Festival Ballet, Baltimore Ballet, and Mystic Ballet.

Arimee Gambill


2nd Season
Arimee was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MN, and received her dance training at Reif Dance, with summertime training at Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She appeared in a number of JSB/Reif Dance collaborations since age 11, and performed professionally alongside the company in JSB's 2017 rendition of Nutcracker (Not So) Suite. Arimee is the first Reif Dance student to receive a professional offer from JSB, and is looking forward to continuing her artistic journey with a company she has long admired.

Jarod Boltjes


1st Season
Jarod is a Minnesota native from Adrian, MN. He started his dance training at Saint Mary’s University where he also obtained his BA Degree in Dance Performance and Studio Art. His formal dance training began at the age of 18 in college where he had the opportunity to train and perform internationally with Rose Bruford College in the U.K. and The Gaiety School of Acting in Ireland. Upon arrival to the Twin Cities, Jarod has worked with several local companies; Contempo Physical Dance, Twin Cities’ Ballet, Collide Theatrical, and St. Paul Ballet to name a few. If he is not in the dance studio, you can find him leading class as a certified barre and yoga instructor or under the big top tent coaching and choreographing for Circus Juventas.

Jayson Douglas


Guest Artist
Jayson is from Paterson, NJ where he began his training at Dance World Academy. He furthered his training in New York City at Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center and Alvin Ailey. Jayson soon enrolled in Point Park University as a Dance major, while attending summer programs at Dance Place, Orlando Ballet 2, and Boston Ballet all on full scholarships. His professional career began as a Trainee with North Carolina Dance Theatre, now known as Charlotte Ballet. Jayson went on to dance for Lexington Ballet, Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Ballet Nouveau Colorado, and one of the top 25 to watch companies named in Dance Magazine, Company C Contemporary Ballet, where he was featured in Twyla Tharp’s “Surfer in the Styx”. Jayson has also performed on worldwide cruiselines as a dancer and aerialist. In April 2014, he toured to Paris with Sarah Berges Dance and most recently danced with Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre and Bowen McCauley Dance. He is a resident choreographer with MidState Ballet, Sarah Berges Dance, and teaches masterclasses around the country as well as internationally. Jayson is delighted to join James Sewell Ballet for his first season and is looking forward to many more.

Jennifer Hartt


Guest Choreographer
Hailed as a choreographer “with an imagination so exuberant that one could not be sure how one movement led to the next” and “not only inventive but heart-rending,” Jennifer Hart has been commissioned by Ballet Austin, Ballet Austin ll, Ballet Nouveau Colorado (now Wonderbound), James Sewell Ballet, Minnesota Dance Theater, The Walker Art Center’s Momentum Series, The McKnight Fellowship for Dancers, Metropolitan Ballet Project, University of Kansas, University of Massachusetts, Lawrence Ballet Theatre, and Merick Strategies for its production of Leonard Bernstein's "Mass."

In 2011, Hart was awarded a New York City Ballet Fellowship and won third place at the Saint-Sauveur International Choreography Competition. She received second place at Ballet Nouveau Colorado’s choreography competition, and was one of three winners of the University of Kansas’ competitive choreography competition. She was chosen three times to present work at Ballet Builders, New Choreographer’s on Point in NYC. She was commissioned by University of Massachusetts in the fall of 2013; the work was chosen for the National College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center, June 2014. In March 2015, she premiered a new ballet, "To Here," for Ballet Austin’s Director’s Choice.

In 2014, she formed Performa/Dance with Ballet Austin dancer Edward Carr. Performa/Dance launched its inaugural show. Ignite: Three Works, in June, 2014. Her work for Performa/Dance was awarded four Austin Critic’s Table awards for Best Short Work (“On Truth and Love”and "Camille: A Story of Art and Love"), Best Choreographer ("Fellow Travelers" and "Murmuration") and Best Dance Concert (Ignite: Three Works). Along with her work in concert dance, she has choreographed and performed cabaret shorts for nightclubs and television. She recently choreographed and co-directed the epic Bernstein's "Mass,' a work involving 300 performers.

She trained at Minnesota Dance Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. Her performing career includes Minnesota Dance Theater, Ballet of the Dolls, and L.A Chamber Ballet, as well as independent choreographers. She choreographs yearly for Ballet Austin’s apprentices and Fellowship recipients, teaches full-time in the academy, and serves as Curriculum Director for the lower levels of the school.

Linnea Mohn


Guest Composer
Linnea Mohn is an actor, singer, and music-maker based in the Twin Cities. You may have heard her talking to you in dulcet tones on the radio as she hosted Lazy Sunday on go 96.3 for several years. Her main gig is voiceover. So, she may have also convinced you to buy a high-end AI equipped toilet. It has a heated seat. You’re welcome. Linnea sings and plays keys in Rogue Valley and has sung with Aby Wolf, Dessa, and Jonatha Brooke. Her first band, Coach Said Not To (featuring her sister, dancer-rockstar Eva Mohn), recently reunited for a performance. Linnea has composed for Maggie Bergeron Dance Co.’s Leaver’s Ball as well as Live Action Set’s adaptation of Crime and Punishment and interactive theater-dance creation Unset. She is excited for the opportunity to collaborate with Eve Schulte on a new, galactic-ally inspired piece about arriving and leaving and the gravity of the relationship between objects in space.