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His-Story


Prologue -"What is past is prologue." - William Shakespeare 

Photo Courtesy of James Alexander (SneakPeek Photography

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His-Story


Prologue -"What is past is prologue." - William Shakespeare 

Photo Courtesy of James Alexander (SneakPeek Photography

                                                         Once Upon A Time...

THERE was a 17 year old named Jamal Story. He won the Spotlight Award Scholarship, a prize lauded by all in the land, and balanced a 3.92 GPA, all while training rigorously with Adria Wilson, Oui Geometer Dance Company, and the modern dance godmother Lula Washington. As a teen Mrs. Washington saw the potential for greatness and ushered Jamal into her adult company, the Lula Washington Dance Theatre, where the seeds of integrity were planted into the phenomenal story that is Jamal’s life, love and pursuit of dance.  Continuing to excel under exceptional circumstances—he toiled arduously and prevailed in the second graduating class at the California Academy of Math and Science—Jamal fled to Dallas to earn dual degrees at  Southern Methodist University in Dance Performance and TV/Radio Communications. While there, Dallas Black Dance Theater and Fort Worth/Dallas Ballet opened up their doors for replacements and guest artist gigs.  Never one to leave his roots behind, Jamal continued his close ties to Lula, joining the company for various touring dates. Spellbound by movement, Jamal danced with acclaimed choreographer Donald Byrd/theGroup, Madonna's 2001 Drowned World Tour, Complexions  and with Cher as an aerialist and dancer on  Cher's Living Proof: The Farewell Tour. Immediately thereafter, he was summoned back into the studio with Donald Byrd to help discover the movement for the history-making Broadway show, The Color Purple  where he spent the duration of its run as a dancer and assistant dance captain. Seamlessly transferring from concert dance to Broadway, Jamal continued to defy expectations and broaden his horizons when he published his first novel 12:34 a slice novel Enchanted with the close knit Broadway community, he returned its forest as an original cast member yet again in Mr. Berry Gordy's Motown the Musical.  Jamal is a strong advocate for educating young artists about the changing landscape of dance. While on Cher's current Dressed to Kill , he remains active as the co-chair of the National Dance Committee for SAG-AFTRA, and holds a seat on the unions local New York Board. With his company, Schehimazade Productions,  he lives, ever after,  happily choreographing, teaching, writing and consulting as an independent contractor. 

Take a look at Jamal's New Book Toss in the Ether!

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Dancer


Chapter 1- "Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body." -Martha Graham

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Dancer


Chapter 1- "Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body." -Martha Graham

Jamal is an accomplished dancer with credits ranging from Broadway to touring with Cher and Madonna. He is also a seasoned aerialist and can not only dance a wide range of styles but every time he dances you can't seem to take your eyes off of him. Jamal is currently on tour with Cher! Click here to buy tickets in a city near you!


Jamal Story Dance Reel


Click above for Jamal Story's Dance Reel!


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BROADWAY 

Motown: the Musical  -  W. Adams/P. Wilcox

The Color Purple - D. Byrd 

 

COMMERCIAL/THEATRICAL 

"Cher at Caesar´s Palace" - D. Sanchez (CURRENT)

Cher "Colosseum" -  D. Sanchez

Video Music Awards Promo  - W. Robson

Cher "Farewell Tour"  -  D. Sanchez

Madonna "Drowned World Tour" - J. King

 

CONCERT

  Complexions  - D. Rhoden, D. Richardson

  Donald Byrd/the Group - D. Byrd

  Fort Worth/Dallas Ballet - B. Houk

  Dallas Black Dance Theater - A. Williams

  Lula Washington Dance Theater  - L. Washington

 

   TRAINING

   SMU, BFAs:  Dance Performance, TV/Radio  Communications

 

 Click above to watch Jamal Story dances at LA DanceMagic Dallas 2011!!

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Choreographer/Educator


Chapter 2 -“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” - Philip Pullman

Photo Courtesy of James Alexander (SneakPeek Photography) 

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Choreographer/Educator


Chapter 2 -“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” - Philip Pullman

Photo Courtesy of James Alexander (SneakPeek Photography) 

Jamal is a choreographer and educator who continues to spread his love for dance to dancers worldwide. Jamal choreographs commercial and concert pieces, sets competition choreography  and teaches workshops and master classes as well! You can request Jamal for any of the above by Clicking Here! Also be sure to check out the articles below about Jamal and view choreography samples below!

 


Jamal Story Choreography Reel


Check out dancer, choreographer, writer, educator Jamal Story's choreography reel. For more information on Jamal Story be sure to check out his website www.jamalstory.com. #followhisstory @jamalstory *Music Courtesy of Happy-Pharrell Williams which you can purchase on itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/pharrell-williams/id14934728

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COMMERCIAL/THEATRICAL 

Blue Man Group on ELLEN

Arena Stage Production of Senor Discretion Himself- Asst. Choreo. to D. Sanchez

CONCERT

Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater

  (hop)Scotch on the Rocks

Luminario Ballet  

If the Wall Could Scream

Lula Washington Dance Theater
Recruitment 

Adiarys Almeida and Joseph Gatti

Nothing 

USAIBC 06 Senior Bronze Medalist Joseph Michael Gatti & Cuban Finalist Adiarys Almeida performing "Nothing" Choreography by Jamal Story .Final Round

Kathy Chamberlain Ballet

  the troubled spaces in between

 Lead

SOLO 

The Problem of Homeless Veterans concept: Francesca Harper from "Obamania"  


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Producer


Chapter 3- "Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art."  - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Photo Courtesy of James Alexander (SneakPeek Photography) 

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Producer


Chapter 3- "Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art."  - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Photo Courtesy of James Alexander (SneakPeek Photography) 

Schehimazade Productions

 Inspired by the brave, maiden storyteller who saved an empire with her tales, Schehimezade Productions is dedicated to the creation, development and fruition of art rooted in storytelling.   Not limited to dance but geared toward performing arts, Schehimezade Productions seeks to usher forward projects both big (stage tours) and small (special events) through writing, consulting and choreographing.  

Click above to watch the Promo Reel for The Soul in my Purse.

Check out choreography Jamal was commissioned to choreograph!
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Follow His Story


Epilogue -"You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and falling over." -Richard Branson 

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Follow His Story


Epilogue -"You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and falling over." -Richard Branson