Jalen Gisselquist Bio

Jalen Gisselquist

Jalen Gisselquist is from Minnesota and graduated from Stillwater High School in 2013. At the age of 14, he began dancing with a small competition studio under Sarah Weaver. He then trained at the Saint Paul City Ballet and performed in high school musical theater productions.

Jalen joined Continental Ballet Company Fall of 2016. Prior to joining Continental Ballet, he performed with Ballet Minnesota and Saint Paul City Ballet. His favorite classical ballet piece is the Blue Bird variation from Sleeping Beauty. However, his performance highlights are Peasant Pas de Deux from Giselle and Rat King from The Nutcracker.

He has a solid black cat named Mavis: a mighty fly hunter, who is lovingly referred to as a “baby panther.”