James Sewell Ballet

Sponsored by Sandra and Richard (Jake) Jacobson

Hailed by the New York Times as one of America’s most inventive choreographers, James Sewell founded his Ballet troupe in New York City with Sally Rousse, and brought it to Minnesota in 1993. Combining their expertise, vision and chutzpah they envisioned a close-knit company of dance artists willing to both challenge their physical limits and expand their notions about ballet. Nearly two decades later, critically acclaimed JSB performances move and delight audiences across the country. The embodiment of the original vision is a professional company of nine dancers performing innovative work that explores the technical boundaries of ballet.

Based in the Twin Cities, James Sewell Ballet studios are located at The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts in Downtown Minneapolis. Annual spring and fall JSB performances are currently presented at The Goodale Theater in The Cowles Center. JSB’s annual cutting edge “Ballet Works Project,” featuring new works by emerging and established choreographers, is presented at the JSB TEK BOX on the second floor of The Cowles Center.

In the past year, James Sewell Ballet has already established a relationship with Big Sky through the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center, and will continue to do so through future Winter engagements and a summer high-altitude dance training program.

See some of their unique moves here:

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