March 24-26, 2023 at Peter Martin Wege Theatre

Grand Rapids Ballet’s Company dancers push beyond the edge of choreographic exploration for our annual Jumpstart performance. Company dancers explore their creative energies, stepping into the role of choreographer, building experimental programs for other dancers. Jumpstart 2023 also will feature an excerpt of Three Offerings by Darrell Grand Moultrie. Jumpstart 2023 is a can’t miss event!

Jumpstart 2023 is generously sponsored by Dave Schmidt and Robert Oracz.


Friday, March 24, 2023

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Sunday, March 26, 2023


Darrell Grand Moultrie

Darrell Grand Moultrie


A recipient of the Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship Award, Darrell Grand Moultrie has established himself as one of the most diverse and sought-after choreographers and master teachers.

Moultrie has created and staged works for American Ballet Theatre, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Atlanta Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet,  Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Colorado Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, BalletMet Columbus, Ailey 2, Tulsa Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Smuin Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, The Juilliard School, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, and NBA Ballet in Japan.

On stage, Darrell has provided movement and choreography for Fat Ham at New York’s The Public Theater, MCC’s Space Dogs, The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of Merry Wives, the world premiere of Jeremy O. Harris’s off-Broadway play Daddy, Witness Uganda at American Repertory Theater directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus, Sugar in Our Wounds at Manhattan Theatre Club, the off-Broadway musical Invisible Thread at Second Stage, the world premiere of Redwood at Portland Center Stage Theater,  and Evita and Pride & Prejudice at Kansas City Repertory Theatre. He has collaborated with Tony Award-winning dancer Savion Glover and provided choreography for Beyoncé’s Mrs. Carter World Tour. Darrell also choreographed El Publico, a new opera at the world-famous Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain directed by Robert Castro and Conducted by Robert Heras-Casado. Moultrie will choreograph the world premiere of the new musical Goddess at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, premiering in August.

Moultrie is a proud New Yorker, born and raised in Harlem, and a graduate of P.S. 144, The Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts, Laguardia High School, and The Juilliard School.




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