Choreographer and image director JaQuel Knight was in the middle of preparing for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and hiring over 100 dancers, when he learned that the event was postponed, and slowly other music festivals he would also hire dancers were getting cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Knight, whose mission always is to support the dance community, knew he had to do something for those who would suddenly be out of work. The JaQuel Knight Foundation, Dancer Relief Fund, was created to provide one place to combine the efforts of the metropolitan dance cities dance relief fundraising.
Knight is one of the most innovative choreographers and image directors on the pulse of culture, and the man behind some of the most iconic dances and performances in history.
He has garnered acclaim for his work with Queen B, winning two MTV Video Music Awards for Best Choreography for “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” and “Formation.”
Knight has spent the entirety of his career innovating forward-thinking movement, which has kept him in demand working with some of the world’s biggest artists including Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Pharrell, N*E*R*D, JLo, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Tinashe, Liam Payne, Zara Larsson, P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Sabrina Carpenter, Victoria Monét, Little Mix, Big Sean, and more.
The JaQuel Knight Foundation, a 501c3, includes many community focus initiatives; created to build, uplift, and inspire the next generation of artist. Through the foundation, Knight plans to bring grants, scholarships and events to underrepresented groups throughout the globe.
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With your donations, JK:DRF partners with local small food businesses to provide free meals to the dance community in this time of need.
To support in the efforts of local 501c3 organizations, with your efforts aids the multitude of applicants who need financial assistants to help cover expenses such as rent and bills.