About Kemar

Mission

Kemar's mission is to spotlight the talent, lives, and truths of Queer people of color and their communities through theater, music, and dance.

Biography

KEMAR JEWEL is an Afro-Queer international Director and Choreographer from Jamaica, who was raised in Philadelphia and became an internet sensation for his video “Voguing Train” (2014). Kemar’s projects have garnered over six million views across social media platforms and have been featured by The Huffington Post, TIME, Fox News and in film festivals across the globe.


Kemar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre, with a concentration in Directing from Temple University. Kemar puts his degree to good use as a founding member and the Creative Director of the international dance group, Xcel Dance Crew. 


Kemar became an internet sensation when he uploaded a video on YouTube called "Voguing Train." The video quickly went viral and caught the attention of Huffington Post, MSNBC, NPR, Logo, Perez Hilton, Erykah Badu, Wayne Brady, and the list goes on. The following year proved to be a huge year for Kemar, he choreographed and performed in the music video "Feel the Vibe"  for international recording artist Bob Sinclar. That same year, Kemar spent the 5 months in Europe working with Bob Sinclar and his incredible Paris By Night tour.


Once he came back from Europe, Kemar moved to New York City to pursue his dreams of creating musical theater and became acquainted with The Drama League of America. Currently, Kemar is the Drama League Musical Theater Directing Fellowship recipient and has spent the last year working on musicals in Philly, New York, and D.C.