Jaami Waali

Jaami Waali has been dancing for over 23 years and teaching for over 16 years. She began teaching through AmeriCorps National Service, and in 2002, she founded Kruciaal Element Dance Compnay where she directs, choreographs, and organizes numerous performances in SD and LA County including events like Monster Bash and Mardi Gras. She is also certified in Level I Pilates Mat Training and will undergo Level II in January 2012. Over the last 22 years, Jaami has danced with several dance companies, and has been represented by Dorothy Day Otis Dance Agency and Bloc Agency. Jaami has a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts and a Masters degree in Dance. Jaami has performed with vocal artists Anisha Nicole, La Rain, Jason Brown, Tawny Heath, Juice, and Abrina. In addition, Jaami has taught at over 50 studios in Southern California, including Culture Shock Dance Center, University of San Diego, Boogiezone, Malashock Dance School, Lakeside Farms Elementary, Aztec Recreation Center at San Diego State University, Mesa Community College, and Southwestern Community College. Her choreography has been featured all over the western United States via vocal artists, exhibitions, and benefits. Aside from dancing, Jaami has over 10 years experience in social services where she has worked with youths from 2-18, adults with both physical and developmental disabilities, and seniors. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and paints in her spare time. Jaami is very grateful for her wonderfully unique family and friends who have always loved and supported her; they have taught her optimism and laughter. She hopes to spread her love for life and dance to as many people as she can! Web: www.Jaamiwaali.com