Jamel Gaines

Jamel Gaines: 

Executive Artistic Director/Choreographer of Creative Outlet, Jamel Gaines has more than 28 years of choreographing experience including Spike Lee’s “Annual Tribute Concert to Michael Jackson” and televised choreography on So You Think You Can Dance. He has worked with distinguished artists such as Jennifer Holiday, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and more. He has created and staged over 25 repertory and concert productions in NYC and around the globe, including Jamaica, Spain, and Germany. Jamel was presented the Teacher Recognition Award on Public Television’s "American Talent" and has been featured in publications such as Essence Magazine and The New York Times. His work has been staged and presented by the Actors Theater Workshop, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, the JOYCE theater, and many others. Jamel serves as the director of St. Paul’s Eldad Medad Dance Ministry which exhibits “He Got Up,” the commemoration of the African Holocaust, the acclaimed “Black Nativity” for which he won an Obie Award.