John Michael Schert

Founding Principal, JMS & Company

John Michael works with clients to help them create and unlock customized leadership development opportunities for their organizations, communities and causes. His work draws from his experiences as an entrepreneur, artist, producer and educator.

For four years Schert served as the inaugural Visiting Artist and Social Entrepreneur at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he studied, and lectured on, the utility of the creative process; how the skills and behaviors of creatives can be of relevance and value to other sectors. He is the founding principal of JMS & Company, an executive producer of Boise’s B Corp-certified Treefort Music Fest, and the founder of the American Ballet Theatre Leadership Lab.

He began his career as a dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Alonzo King LINES Ballet. In 2004, he co-founded Trey McIntyre Project (TMP) serving as the company’s Executive Director and a dancer for nine years. During that time Schert gained a unique insight into the process and product of art-making, which has led him to become a sought-after national arts leader and speaker focusing on the evolving role of artists in American society.

Schert is a recipient of the USA Eisenhower Fellowship 2019. He holds a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.


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Knowledge@Wharton: April 3, 2019 Episode Featured ImageKnowledge@Wharton: April 3, 2019

Today on Knowledge@Wharton … we meet several of the 2019 Eisenhower Fellows who are in the U.S as part of the international leader exchange program founded in 1953 during the Eisenhower administration devoted to missions of peace. Former American Ballet Theater dancer JOHN MICHAEL SCHERT describes how he’s bridged hisRead More

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