Jamal is one of the most in demand Director/ Choreographers working today. His most recent credits include directing an episode of Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies as well as choreographing the entire season for Paramount Plus, Disney’s block buster hit Encanto, Netflix’s musical 13: the Musical, and Disney’s Aladdin directed by Guy Ritchie. Other film credits include Girls Trip, Hairspray, Vanilla Sky, Beauty Shop, 17 again, and the feature films Step Up 1, 2 and 3 as well as the Step Up TV series. Among his other TV credits are the 82nd Academy Awards, Dancing With the Stars, and So You Think You Can Dance. He is currently the resident choreographer on the multiple Emmy Awarded RuPaul’s Drag Race and Celebrity Drag Race.
Jamal has brought his creativity to numerous music videos and stage shows for Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Usher, P.Diddy, Outkast, Gloria Estefan, and The Spice Girls. His commercials include campaigns for Target, Volkswagen, and Microsoft.
Jamal made his directorial debut with the acclaimed documentary, When The Beat Drops, which won Outstanding Documentary from Outfest in 2018. When The Beat Drops is a highly personal project for Jamal about the culture and the innovators of the dance style “bucking”.