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My name is Jamal Wade and I am a director, choreographer, and performer based in Los Angles. With little more than an imagination built for discovery and a complete lack of rhythm, my artist's journey began in the dance department at McKinley Middle meant to substitute PE because...duh. Ms. Robbye Thomas ignited a creative spark that would be hard to snuff out. Not long after, I started my formal dance training on scholarship with the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre under Sharon Mathews while attending Baton Rouge High. I was also performing in local productions with Debbie Allen and New Venture Theatre at that time. In 2012, I moved to Los Angeles to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, graduating with a BFA in Dance Theatre.


I have been featured in work with artists like Swae Lee, Ingrid Michaelson, City James, Snoop Dog, Pink and Beyoncé. I've also appeared in ads for Sprite, Chevy, Burger King, and Toyota. My choreography/movement direction credits include Ambre, Josh Dean, and Ari Lennox. My directorial debut, "American Dream" by Willie Jones was nominated for the CMT Country Music Awards Video of the Year. 

Photo by Renae Watson

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