Jarell Rochelle is a dance artist whose professional dance career began when he was a featured performer on FOX's hit TV show, So You Think You Can Dance as a two-time Vegas finalist for seasons 9 and 10. He has worked with several major artists and esteemed artistic establishments including Grammy-nominated recording artist Angie Stone, the Harlem Globetrotters, Dance Houston, Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, Ten Tiny Dances, Groundworks, Son Kiss’d Dance Theater and award-winning film directors Shawn Welling and Larry Carell. Rochelle has also been featured in national and international publications such as Dance Spirit Magazine, Playbill, Yahoo! News, Yada Magazine and CBS News for his dance endeavors. While remaining a critically-acclaimed movement artist and underground street legend in Houston, he had the opportunity to perform alongside poet Jerome Washington in a piece entitled Boxes as a featured performer/speaker at TEDxYouth in 2014, transitioning from a movement artist to a speaking movement artist. In 2019, he made his official speaking debut, performing twice as a guest artist on TEDxGreenville and was presented with the award for "Speaker Of The Night" at TEDxGreenville's open mic night.
Rochelle and his lovely wife and co-creator Madeline Rochelle have spent the last five years establishing Xpress VIBE LLC in the cities of Greenville, South Carolina; Huntsville, Texas; Houston, Texas and currently Austin, Texas. Xpress VIBE is a movement that promotes honest expression through the five primary emotions and explores ways to convey expression through multiple interdisciplinary art forms with workshops, events and a strong sense of community. When Rochelle is not performing, he is constantly refining his techniques, not only as a performing artist but as a speaker as well.