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Thursday, April 11th, 9:30AM-11:00AM

Graham Lustig


Join Graham Lustig, artistic director of Oakland Ballet, for a ballet masterclass, available to participants thanks to a partnership between Northrop and JSB. This class is for intermediate/advanced level dancers and will bring focus to placement, musicality, and expression.

Free for University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff. Participants will receive a 50% off discount code to attend 10,000 Dreams on either Apr 12 or 13.

Saturday, February 17th, 10am-11:30am

Ivan Cavallari

Wait list room only at this time.

Artistic Director, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens

As a choreographer, he... [brings] the company’s repertoire in a resolutely classical direction while remaining anchored in modernity.

This class is available to participants thanks to a partnership between Northrop and James Sewell Ballet.

Participants will receive a 50% off discount code for a performance of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens Dancing Beethoven at Northrop Feb 17-18.

Photo by Sasha Onyshchenko

View the Intensive handbook

We are no longer accepting enrollment. Stay tuned for the next InProcess series coming in 2024!

Move with exciting leaders in the Twin Cities contemporary dance scene

The goal of this series is pure process. The leaders get to see ideas actualized on movers in the room, and movers get to experience a single-day choreographic workshop with each leader.

Geared toward adult dancers (18+) with Int/Adv technique who are:

  • interested in "trying out" the movement vocabulary of various dance-makers.
  • committing to their movement practice ahead of a holiday break.
  • looking for a friendly creative environment without commitment to a long-term project.
  • Schedule

  • 11:30am-2pm, Monday through Thursday
  • Join for one, two, three, or all four days! Discounts apply for multiple days.
  • Enrollment fee includes optional participation in regular JSB Open Class, 9:30-11am.

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    featuring guest instructor & choreographer
    Shohei Iwahama!

    Overall I loved this intensive! It was amazing. Being in close contact with the company members was definitely my favorite thing. Being able to watch them in class and take their advice gave me an entire new perspective on not only how I dance, but also how I think about attacking or conserving my movements in a step. I am so grateful I was given this opportunity!!

    Student from 2018 Twin Sky Intensive

    I was welcomed each day in class by being pushed to work harder as well as acceptance of where my movement level stands. Each teaching artists had so many unique offerings that each day felt like a whole new world of ideas. Finally, despite the days being long they did not feel that way, it was such a fun program to be a part of!

    C.R., reflecting on JSB's August 2022 Intensive

    I most enjoyed having the privilege of working with such a great group of non-judgmental and passionate people.

    Student from 2018 Twin Sky Intensive

    Over the course of the rehearsals and performance, I realized that effective movement felt like a language I didn't know how to speak, and that the company dancers were completely fluent in. It highlighted my insecurities, but it also felt like it opened my eyes to how dance can serve as a language and a means of communication. I loved the experience overall, learned so much, and developed even more respect for the dancers.

    Big Sky community member, reflecting on a 2019 workshop and performance experience with JSB

    The JSB summer intensive was a lovely experience that helped me to ground myself in my body and my movement style! Every class set me up for success and the reflections from company members and teachers have impacted my dancing in more ways than one! It was an incredible experience to learn from so many wonderful artists and I am extremely grateful for the company, teachers, pianists and my fellow dancers for all of the special moments that have come from this intensive.

    A.S., reflecting on JSB's August 2022 Intensive

    What you need to know:

    Program Basics

    Classes will take place in beautiful studio 2B at the Cowles Center in downtown Minneapolis.

    We are located one block from the Warehouse District LRT station on the Blue Line. There is ample street and lot parking available nearby.

    Questions may be directed to

    Health and Safety Policies

    Effective June 20th, 2022, the Cowles Center will require masks only when attending a performance in the theatres. Masks are no longer required in hallways and dance studios. JSB will adhere to this policy, making masks optional in our classes until further notice. JSB reserves the right to make changes to these policies at any time.


    Monday (Dec 18)

    Photo by Blake Nellis

    Tuesday (Dec 19)

    Photo courtesy Berit Ahlgren

    Wednesday (Dec 20)

    Photo by Bill Cameron

    Thursday (Dec 21)

    Photo by Dahli Durley

    Secure your spot now!

    Waitlist room only. We will register your interest and reach out if a spot opens up.

    Pick your program! A s.

    Registrants will need to send additional paperwork (medical information, asset release, etc.) to be submitted via email.