Jamal Story’s early basic dance training was taken to task in hometown Los Angeles under Lula Washington, who ushered him into her adult company during his late teens. Undecided about what career to pursue, Jamal began earning two degrees at Southern Methodist University in Dance Performance and TV/Radio Communications in Dallas, TX. While there, Dallas Black Dance Theater and Fort Worth/Dallas Ballet among others opened up their doors for replacement 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. After college, Jamal danced with Donald Byrd/theGroup, 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. In addition to performing 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 piece of #dancefiction released this past summer and available on his website and in e-book platforms for Nook, Kindle and ipad.
Biography provided by: Jamal Story
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Official Website: http://www.jamalstory.com/#his-story
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Toss in the Ether Information: http://www.jamalstory.com/tossthestory/