Jaamil Olawale Kosoko Biography

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, a 2011 Fellowship recipient at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and a certificate candidate at the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) at Wesleyan University, has been published in The American Poetry Review, Poems Against War, The Dunes Review, and Silo, among other publications. He has been a guest artist at various universities and high schools throughout the United States. In 2009, Kosoko published Animal in Cyberspace (Old City Publishing). He is a contributing writer for Dance Journal and the Broad Street Review in Philadelphia. Kosoko is also the Producing Executive Director of The Philadiction Movement, a multi-genre experimental theater company based in Philadelphia, PA.

Kosoko’s work in theater and dance has received support from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage through Dance Advance, The Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative, The Joyce Theater Foundation, and The Philadelphia Cultural Fund. Performance Venues include: The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Joyce SoHo, Dixon Place, Dance Theater Workshop, Bennington College, Danspace at St. Mark's Church, the CEC Meeting House Theater, Painted Bride Arts Center, among others. Performer credits include featured roles in work of Kate Watson-Wallace/anonymous bodies, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Keely Garfield Dance, Miguel Gutierrez and The Powerful People, and Headlong Dance Theater.