Jamal Story

A Los Angeles native, Jamal began serious training there at the Lula Washington Dance Theatre. He holds dual degrees in Dance Performance and TV/Radio Communications from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where he performed with Dallas Black Dance Theater and Fort Worth/Dallas Ballet among others. Later, Jamal danced with Donald Byrd/the Group, Madonna’s 2001 Drowned World Tour, Complexions, and (as an aerialist and dancer) Cher’s Living Proof: The Farewell Tour. He has since originated The Color Purple and Motown: the Musical on Broadway, serving as a dance captain on both. An avid choreographer, Jamal has set works on several companies, taught as a full time professor ad interim at the University of Missouri Kansas City, and sits on the NY Board of SAG- AFTRA as co-chair of the union's National Dance Committee. In addition to his dance captainship on Cher’s Dressed to Kill Tour, Jamal continues his advocacy for educating young artists about the changing landscape of dance. Jamal’s second book, Toss in the Ether, is a dance novel released this past summer and available on his website www.jamalstory.com/tossthestory in paperback and e-book.


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