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Born in London, Jamiel was trained at The Arts Educational School Tring Park and received his further classical training at Central School of Ballet. Jamiel also studied music at the Trinity College of Music in Greenwich. Having joined Scottish Ballet as a dancer in 2009, Jamiel was promoted to Soloist in 2016.

After being selected for the 'SB Creates' Scottish Ballet Choreographic Mentorship Programme in 2017 Jamiel has now created work for organisations including the BBC, BBC Scotland, Google, 3Tone Records, The Peter Darrell Trust, Celtic Connections, Scottish Ballet, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Dance School of Scotland and more, with his work being shown in a variety of settings including on BBC iPlayer, BBC World Service, The International Mobile Film Festival, New York Mobile Film Festival, the inaugural Dance International Glasgow, Theatre Royal Glasgow, Dance Camera West, Celtic Connections 2019, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Dance on Camera New York, San Francisco International Dance Film Festival, LOIKKA Helsinki, and the opening Dumfries House for HRH Prince Charles.

Jamiel has also now won several awards for his work in dance & mobile filmmaking including Best Music Video at the Super 9 Mobiel Film Festival, Winner of Dare2Dance in Public 2019, Second Winner at the International Mobile Film Festival and has been selected for the John Byrne Award, OneDanceUK Dance on Screen and Screen.Dance Festival to name a few.

In 2021, Jamiel delivered 11 mobile filmmaking workshops as part of the Scottish Ballet Safe to Be Me™ Dance Filmmaking Challenge to schools across Scotland.

With Scottish Ballet, Jamiel has choreographed for several Gala Events and produced the short film FLIGHT, commissioned by BBC Scotland as part of #DancePassion and featuring dancers from Scottish Ballet and community dance organisations from across Scotland. He has also worked as Assistant Choreographer on Scottish Ballet’s 2019 tour of Wee Hansel & Gretel, specially adapted to introduce young children and their families to the magic of ballet. As part of the 50-year anniversary 5 wishes campaign, Jamiel choreographed the “We Sing You Dance!” wish in the form of a duet accompanying the singing of the Dumbarton based “Every Voice Choir,” raising awareness for local Dementia Support.

More recently, Jamiel choreographed the music video "SICK" on the debut album of pop artist Adam Hender, Choreographed & Produced the Peter Darrell Trust Commissioned short film "TO THE SEA" and choreographed & performed a duet for the farewell concert for Celtic Connection 2021 - The first dance performance to take place at Scotland's largest music venue, the SSE Hydro, since March 2020.

‘In act one, the circus comes to town and the audience enjoys a captivating mix of dance treats from the Ringmaster, danced by the hugely talented Jamiel Laurence, and his amusing and extraordinarily agile clowns and acrobats’

Christopher Hampson's The Snow Queen, Teeside Live, February 2020
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