Jordan Jamil Ahmed is a dance and performance artist, writer, and educator from Ohio living and working in the Greater Boston area. He is excited to be creating new work independently and collaboratively with Claire Johannes.
An award-winning writer, Jordan has extensive experience in poetry, playwriting, and creative non-fiction. While attending Ohio Wesleyan University, two of his plays were produced including Five of Swords, the winner of The 1870 Memorial Prize. His body of work earned him the OWU English Department’s F.L. Hunt Prize for excellence and promise in creative writing.
Since discovering the expressive potential of movement at his first dance audition at 19, Jordan has dedicated the past six years to expanding his art-making from written word to the stage. He performed as a dancer, actor, and ensemble member in more than fifteen college productions and following graduation he performed with Tim Miller in residence at the New Museum in New York City. Also following graduation, he co-founded Equal Footing Dance with Kathleen Dalton. Since graduating from OWU, he has performed in seven productions, five in the Greater Boston area.
Not included in his performance credits is his devotion to education and community. Jordan is invested in the potential of every human. His work reflects his dedication to social justice causes he is most passionate about: the de-stigmatization of mental illness, LGBTIQA rights, and combating racism and prejudice (especially Islamophobia). He works by day as a special education teaching assistant in Winchester.
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