Jack Dalton, storyteller, author, and frequent artist-in-residence in classrooms, just doesn’t stop: he’s at work on a holiday show (Muktukmas!), an opera, and a new play. Jack has grown up an ambassador between the two worlds of his Yup’ik and European heritages.
A professional storyteller, writer and teacher, Jack has been honored by the World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education as a Distinguished Dignitary, and considered by many people around the world, to be “The Storyteller.” He was chosen as one of Alaska’s Top 40 Under Forty, one of the top forty business people in Alaska under the age of 40. He also received the first Expressive Arts grant from the National Museum of the American Indian to co-create the first Yup’ik opera with friend and world-famous Yup’ik music group, Pamyua co-founder, Stephen Blanchett. He’s created and produced five theatrical works of storytelling, written a book, several plays and created curricula used in all levels of education. Performing throughout Alaska and the US, he has also performed in New Zealand, France, Denmark, Australia and headlined the Scottish Int’l Storytelling Festival in Scotland. Dalton calls Anchorage home.