Jesse & Sarah
Background: Jesse is chief consumer officer for Novant Health, overseeing strategic planning, marketing and public relations, the foundations, corporate health and other business development functions. In this role, he oversees all aspects of the Novant Health customer experience. Jesse is married, with three daughters and lives in Waxhaw, NC.
Interests/Hobbies: Jesse serves as a board member for Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte Mint Museum and Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas. He also enjoys spending time with family, playing golf and being an active member in local community events.Charity/Non-profit supporting in addition to NC Dance Theatre: Novant Health Foundation
Sarah Hayes Watson
Hometown: Asheville, NC
Sarah’s early training was in Asheville, NC, at the Asheville Center of Performing Arts, after which she attended University of North Carolina School of the Arts in the High School Program. She performed George Balanchine’s Serenade for the Tribute to Melissa Hayden, and at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. In 2005 she performed with Ballet Adriatico in Ascoli Piceno, Italy. Sarah attended summer intensives with Miami City Ballet and North Carolina Dance Theatre. Sarah has performed in four world premieres by choreographer Dwight Rhoden, and has also performed in works by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, Jirí Bubenícek, Mark Diamond, David Ingram, Sasha Janes, Twyla Tharp and William Forsythe.