Jamal White (DMA Class of 2007) was raised in Atlanta, GA and began his training at Dancemakers of Atlanta under the direction of Denise and Lynise Heard. He studied as a scholarship student at Virginia School of the Arts and trained in intensive programs at Kirov Academy of Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and London Contemporary Dance School. In 2011, Mr. White received a B.F.A. in Dance Performance from Southern Methodist University, since he has performed works by Nicolo Fonte, George Balanchine, Dwight Rhoden, Alvin Ailey, Stijn Celis, Richard Siegal, and Hofesh Shechter. He has also performed in Rasta Thomas' Rock the Ballet, Missouri Ballet Theater, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Alvin Ailey II, and BODYTRAFFIC. Jamal has also taught and created for many arts exchange and outreach programs in the United States and abroad such as Southern Methodist University, London Contemporary Dance School, BODYTRAFFIC, The Ailey School, and more. Moreover, Jamal has had the pleasure of creating a new work for Company D; A Memphis based contemporary dance company for adults with down syndrome.
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