A graduate of the Northern School for Contemporary Dance in Leeds. Jamaal’s first creation as a student ‘Ocean’ was commissioned for VERVE, the postgraduate company at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. ‘Ocean’ proved successful with audiences in UK and beyond. Since graduating Ocean has been reworked 3 times on different groups and performed at several highly prestigious events. During this period Jamaal was also successful in gaining his first Arts Council England Grants for the Arts award for the creation of a short work called ‘Sonder’. It was during the summer of the same year that Jamaal applied and won the highly prestigious New Adventures Choreography Award.
Photo: Foteini Christofilopoulou