Jamal Josef, an Oakland, CA native, was raised in a family of entertainment. With his father as a professional musician and entertainer, he developed the gifts of singing and dancing. At age eleven, he began to express his artistry in church, involving himself in the church choir and dance team, and performing in musicals and plays. His first major stage performance was at12-year-old as Jesus in a musical adaptation of the story of Jesus Christ called The Promise by Jan Dargatz & Gary Rhodes.
In his teen years, Jamal Josef had the opportunities to perform with gospel artists Kirk Franklin, Brent Jones, and Tonex. As a member of Ritmos Urbanos, his high school dance team, he performed for a national championship soccer game in 2006. He also founded his high school step team, The DeSoto Steppers. It was at this point that he began to recognize his passion for dance.
"Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body."