Jacqueline Ultan is a singularly creative artist with a unique versatility as a cellist, composer, improvisor and collaborator. Jacqueline performs and composes in a number of ongoing acclaimed projects that include: Jelloslave, J2J, Saltee, The Starfolk, Douglas Ewarts’ Quasar, The Minneapolis Music Company and The Cherry Spoon Collective. Jacqueline has received several awards including a 2014 McKnight Performing Artist Fellowship; a 2015 MRAC Next Step Fund Grant, and a 2015 MacPhail Commissioning Grant. In 2013 Jelloslave (co-founded with fellow cellist Michelle Kinney) received a Minnesota State Arts Board Arts Tour MN grant, and in February 2012, the two cellists co-wrote and performed music for a TED Talks! conference in L.A., with Twin Cities-based Black Label Movement dance theater. Jacqueline was also a featured artist in the 2011 inaugural season of the Cedar Cultural Center’s 416 Club Commissions Series, funded by Jerome Foundation. Jacqueline has recorded for The Jayhawks, has performed and recorded with Grammy-winning songwriter/producer Dan Wilson, and has worked with numerous theater and dance companies, including her annual collaboration with local storyteller Kevin Kling, now in its’ 9th year. Jacqueline is a dedicated teacher, serving on the faculty of the Macphail Center for Music, Minneapolis Community and Technical College and also runs a home teaching studio. Jacqueline holds a Master’s Degree in performance from Yale University.