Interdisciplinary artist Julian Hines a.k.a. the JAHNERAL has created a kaleidoscope path in his artistry for over 10 years in the Twin Cities and abroad. He has studied various genres of dance primarily focused on West African, Hip Hop and Step.
As a member of Voice of Culture Drum + Dance, he trained and honed his craft in West African Dance.
Abroad, Julian has taught, danced and held position as the choreography director for JAPAN ONE LOVE TOUR 日本, a concert tour to benefit Japan's Tsunami relief foundation. His own work has been featured in ROOTED: Hip Hop Choreographers’ Evening 2014, which soon followed a Sage Award nomination for Best Ensemble (Nostalgia).
Taking a change of pace, Julian’s skills and talents took him behind the curtain as stage manager in numerous performances including the world premiere of Maia Maiden’s Sistah Solo | Being Brothas (2015) and Sage Award-winning ROOTED: Five Year Anniversary (2016).
He continues to accept new challenges as the Production Manager of ROOTED and Sistah Solo | Being Brothas.