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John Michael Schert

John Michael Schert is a professional dancer, producer, and social entrepreneur. He is serving as the first Visiting Artist and Social Entrepreneur at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is serving as visiting artist for UChicago Arts. A Georgia native and former dancer with the American Ballet Theatre and Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Schert cofounded the Idaho-based Trey McIntyre Project (TMP) in 2004. At TMP, where he was the executive director and concurrently a dancer, Schert oversaw the company's mission and led global funding and marketing, and was named one of "5 Nonprofit Innovators to Watch in 2013" by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.