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BFA ’21

Jamaal Bowman (he/him) graduated in 2021 from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA as a Director’s Scholar, under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield. Jamaal began his dance training at the age of 14 in Maryland, where he was born and raised. Jamaal’s personal practices are centered around queer Black joy, theater, improvisation, and comedy. He hopes to reshape the future for queer Black people like him, to give them more opportunities to shine. Over the years he has been in collaboration with Nora Chipaumire, Tommie-Waheed Evans, Maleek Washington, Helen Pickett, Fana Fraser, Jocelyn Cottencin, Nacera Beleza and Sidra Bell. In November 2021, he toured with Von Howard Project to Ecuador to perform in the “International Living Arts Festival of Loja.” Most recently, he has performed as a company member with Kun-yang Lin/Dancers for their 2021-2022 season. Jamaal joined A.I.M by Kyle Abraham in 2022.

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