WOS Master Class - Sep 2019
Choreographer Jamal Josef
Precision and Intricacy
The one-on-one session with Choreographer Jamal Josef will teach you the 3rd part of 3 beats to create a unique choreography for your performances. His usage of counts vs sound will allow you to accurately replicate his moves.Bio:
Jamal Josef, an Oakland, CA native, was raised in a family of entertainment. With his father as a professional musician and entertainer, he developed the gifts of singing and dancing. At age eleven, he expressed his artistry in church, involving himself in the church choir and dance team, and performing in musicals and plays. His first major stage performance was at 12-year-old as Jesus in a musical adaptation of the story of Jesus Christ called The Promise by Jan Dargatz & Gary Rhodes.
As a teen Jamal Josef performed with gospel artists Kirk Franklin, Brent Jones, and Tonex. As a member of Ritmos Urbanos, his high school dance team, he performed for a national championship soccer game in 2006. He also founded his high school step team, The DeSoto Steppers and it was at this point that he began to recognize his passion for dance.
Jamal Josef received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Voorhees College in 2010. At Voorhees, he directed the model troupe, the school dance team, and was president of his fraternity chapter, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., in which he was elected step master. After graduation he moved to Atlanta to begin a professional career in the performing arts. He studied with the Ballethnic Dance Company dancing in the piece Jazzy Sleeping Beauty and in the company’s world premiere ballet Flyin’ West.
Jamal Josef relocated to New York City, where he made an imprint with furthering his talents. He performed in Kat Wildish NY Performance showcase in a scene from Romeo & Juliet and a scene from Giselle. He started teaching dance, art and stepping throughout the boroughs of New York choreographing his first major piece Man vs. Earth. Mixing the styles of West African and Stepping, he broke through to the audience, bringing a new style of performance. Jamal Josef was also an instructor at Broadway Dance Center and Millennium Dance Complex Philadelphia.
Currently residing in Los Angeles, Ca. Jamal Josef career has really taken off. He is teaching and choreographing around the L.A. area for different teams and has won various dance competitions. He has worked with Chuck Maldonado for Empire’s Leah Daniels 50th Birthday Bash, Rebbie Jackson, Opening for Eric Benet, Danity Kane’s D. Woods, Dose LeBron James The Musical, CBS/Lexus Artist highlight with Danity Kane’s Dawn Richard, The Ankara Festival, Saturday Night Live, and NBC Season 1 World of Dance. Jamal recently performed for The Stellar Awards Pre-show with The Walls Group. His biggest accomplishment to date is his choreography along with Joe Brown for the iconic Beyonce at Coachella 2018.