Jackson Warring / by Alyssa Gunsolus

A Madison native, Jackson Warring received his early training at West Side Performing Art, under owner Sharon Butler.  After graduating high school he attended Milwaukee Ballet School’s Summer Intensive and stayed on as a student of the School. While there he performed in the Holiday Arts Festival and debuted the role of The Mad Hatter in Rolando Yanes’ Alice In Wonderland.  Mr. Warring attended the Joffrey Ballet School in New York for two years and was a member of the student company, the Joffrey Concert Group, under Artistic Director Davis Robertson.  While in the Concert Group he performed in a variety of Classical and Contemporary works, working with many wonderful choreographers such as Africa Guzman, Helen Heineman and Brian McSween. He spent the one season with Ballet Quad Cities, under Director Courtney Lyon, and working with resident choreographer Deanna Carter.  His favorite role to date with Madison Ballet has been Renfield in W. Earle Smith’s Dracula.  This is his third season with Madison Ballet.