Jamaal is a choreographer who trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) where he gained a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance & Foundation Diploma. He has worked with ACE Dance and Music – working with professional artists including Luyanda Sidiya, Jose Agudo, and Gail Parmel as well as on the company’s outreach programmes working in schools and with their youth company. Jamaal has taught workshops at NSCD, Pro Dance, and The Place. He currently teaches and has taught in different capacities at Edge Hill University, NSCD and Salford University.
Jamaal was awarded the Matthew Bourne – New Adventures Choreography Award 2015-16 and in 2017 was the recipient of the inaugural Dance Xchange Choreographic Award.
He was the choreographer on ‘Theatre Rites’, a site-specific project for the Manchester International Festival in July 2017.