Voorhees alumnus visits for Black History Month

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Voorhees alumnus visits for Black History Month

February 14, 2019

Jamal Josef, a 2010 graduate of Voorhees College and recent choreographer for Beyonce’s performance during Coachella, will be visiting the institution as one of the guests for the Black History Month Speaker Series.

He created steps for sections of “Crazy in Love,” “7/11,” “Diva,” her reunion performance with Destiny’s Child “Say my name,” and a mock probate skit for her Historically Black College and University (HBCU) tribute.

Josef earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications. While at Voorhees, he was president of Model Troupe, captain of the Voorhees College Dance Team, a member of the Voorhees College Concert Choir, and a member of the Eta Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity Inc., where he served as step master and president.

After graduation, he moved to Atlanta to begin a professional career in the performing arts. He studied with the Ballethnic Dance Company dancing in the piece Jazzy Sleeping Beauty and in the company’s world premiere ballet Flyin’ West.  

Currently, Josef resides in Los Angeles and teaches and choreographs around the L.A. area for different teams and has won various dance competitions. He has worked with Chuck Maldonado for Empire’s Leah Daniels 50th birthday bash, Rebbie Jackson, opening for Eric Benet, Danity Kane’s D. Woods, Dose LeBron James The Musical, CBS/Lexus Artist highlight with Danity Kane’s Dawn Richard, The Ankara Festival, Saturday Night Live, and NBC Season 1 World of Dance, Pharrell/N.E.R.D. Album Release ComplexCon show, and Ray J.

Josef recently performed for The Stellar Awards Pre-show with The Walls Group. His biggest accomplishment to date is his choreography, along with Joe Brown, for Beyonce’s iconic performance at Coachella 2018.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of Communications, at 803-780-1191 or at communications@voorhees.edu.  

Jamal Josef