Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet is a critically acclaimed dance theater company that celebrates arts and culture through showcasing diverse, exceptionally trained professional dancers. The Company’s dancers present original choreography that embodies classical and modern techniques with African-American soul and spirit - all designed by Jamel Gaines. The Company honors national celebrations such as Black History Month, Earth Day, Juneteenth, and Martin Luther King Day, and Women’s History.
While the Company has been a staple to communities in Downtown Brooklyn for over two decades, artists have traveled extensively - domestically and internationally. The Company has achieved high honors which include, but are not limited to winning the Palm Spring Dance Festival and showcased at the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy.
The Company and its work on social justice issues has earned accolades in New York, Miami, Washington, Oklahoma, and California. The unifying nature of the Company has been featured in Cuba, Spain, Germany, and London as well. Creative Outlet’s focus on social and cultural awareness elevates the ethnic diversity of dance in the American theater. While the Company’s work predominantly celebrates the accomplishments of the African Diaspora, the artistry centers modern struggles and disparities experienced across the human experience. In addition to performing and touring, the company offers dance workshops, choreographic artist mentoring, master classes, and fitness & movement classes.