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 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 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 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. 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 Inten-sives and presented research at the Utah Conference on Undergraduate Re-search and 12 Min Max. She recently portrayed John Lennon in Loren Wilder’s Nu-Topia multi-media production in Aspen, CO.
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.
Da’Rius, 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 recently earned his BFA in Contemporary Dance with a Ballet emphasis. He has performed works by Doug Varone, Joshua Manculich, Merce Cunningham, Danny Buraczeski, Francesca Harper, MADBOOTS and Yury Yanowsky and worked with Adriana Suarez and Gianni DiMarco. Da’Rius has attended intensives with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, American Ballet Theatre (New York City), 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 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 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.
Steven is a composer and artist whose artwork is catalogued in several public and private collections. His paintings and poster designs have been exhibited in New York City, Los Angeles, Belgrade and Ontario. Steven’s clients include Knopf, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, United Airlines, and CBS Records. He created many posters in the 1970s and 80s for The Children’s Theatre Company and Guthrie Theater. Steven has received awards from The New York Society of Illustrators, and Communication Arts Magazine. Steven’s chamber music has been performed at The Bergen International Music Festival and The American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His theater and ballet scores include The Matchgirl, The Ice Maidens, The Miser (Helen Hayes Award), Mary Stuart, and thirty works for The Children’s Theatre Company including The Red Shoes (Ace Award), The Phantom of The Opera (Twin Cities Drama Critics Kudos Award), and The Wind in The Willows (Kudos Award). He received grants from The Jerome Foundation, The American Composers Forum and The National Endowment for The Arts. His theater and ballet work is included in the collection of The New York Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.