Bartell is a former dancer with Spectrum Dance Theater under the direction of Donald Byrd. He also performed with Philadanco II and Smoke, Lilies, and Jade (Zane Booker). His training includes ABT Detroit Summer Intensive, and Jacob's Pillow Contemporary Traditions Program (Milton Myers), and he received the 2008 Excellence in Dance Award while at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Under the direction of Bartell, Jeffrey & The Artists is a collaborative of Artists of vast disciplines that create high caliber and thought provoking works relevant to current local, national and or global social themes. The company consists of highly technically skilled dancers and artists and will work with other artists on the local, national, and international level. It will also present dance works that embark upon a journey to connect and engage with community through dance. The training style and movement vocabulary will be derived from Scott Bartell.