American choreographer, dancer, filmmaker and artist Juel D. Lane was voted Dance Magazine Top 25 To Watch and made history as the first black local independent choreographer from Atlanta to have a work commissioned by Atlanta Ballet.
In this podcast, Juel talks about growing up with severe anxiety as a child in Atlanta, Georgia and how dance gave him the confidence and creative outlet for his energy that took him from his hometown to dancing in New York City.
Listen to Juel talk about his fast paced choreography that that addresses political and gender issues. As Juel says, he’s a “black, gay, male dancer” and creates work that reflects his personal experiences.
Juel has also participated in the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation New Directions Choreography Lab, and collaborated with dance legends across the United States.
As a passionate dance teacher, he’s also helping shape the next generation of young contemporary dancers and inspiring others following in his footsteps.