Training in Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, and Modern, Jadell Lee began dancing at the age of 15 with Sacramento Charter High School’s “34th Street Dance Company” under the direction of Sheila Coleman and Chanthou Lam. Accompanied by pre-professionals of Juilliard and the Alvin Ailey 2 Company, Jadell performed in opening and closing numbers for the 2009 New York City National ACT-SO Competition’s awards ceremony as he placed in the Top 17. Jadell Lee has choreographed opening numbers for The Miss Black California Pageant, The Miss Black Sacramento Pageant, The Little Miss Capital City Pageant, as well as The Miss Greater Inland Empire Pageant. In addition, Jadell has choreographed productions for the University of California, Riverside’s homecoming extravaganza, “Midnight Madness.” Featured in California, Nevada, and Oregon locations, he also choreographed a Promo for John’s Incredible Pizza Inc.
Jadell has worked with industry professionals such as MTV’s “Taking The Stage;” Tyler Nelson, MTV’s “Americas Best Dance Crew” Season 1; Taeko Carroll, BET’s “Sunday’s Best” Season 1; Ian J. Knighton, GMC’s “Gospel Dream” Season 5 Winner; Melinda Watts, CWTV’s “Americas Next Top Model” Cycle 4 Winner; Naima Mora as well as the Dance Theatre of Harlem and Debbie Allen’s “Hot Chocolate Nutcracker”, NaTalia Johnson. In addition, he has trained professionals that have gone to television, film, music videos, the UFL, as well as the NFL for productions and organizations such as FOX’s “The X Factor”, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”, and “The ’49er’s”.
Holding various positions, Jadell has served as dance instructor, competition team director, dance coordinator, and marketing director for a plethora of academies, studios, and non-profitable organizations throughout the Inland Empire such as Bowen Hayes School of The Arts, Riverside Dance Academy, Brooklyn Dance Academy, Kristi’s Forever Dancin’ Dance Studio, and LJR Arts Academy. He has also worked for the Moreno Valley Unified School District as Vista Heights Middle School’s Competition Team Coach. In Addition, Jadell has performed under the direction of Jamie Azpeitia- Sachs, Evette Swinson- Demarco, Quincy Jacinto, and Rachel Swinson- Jacinto with The Inland Empire Contemporary Ballet, The Inland Dance Theatre, as well as CODA- Company of Dance Artists. He also participated as the assistant choreographer for AMPED Entertainment, a professional entertainment company based in Sacramento, CA.
Represented by Go 2 Talent Agency, he is a faculty member with Sharp International Dance Competition. Jadell Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance with a focus on experimental and unconventional choreography from the University of California, Riverside.