Choreographer JaQuel Knight Launches Company To Save Dance Moves

Choreographer JaQuel Knight Plans To Save Dance Moves

Choreographer JaQuel Knight Launches Company To Save Dance Moves!

It’s about time someone does this because too many people steal dance moves and pass them off as their own.

What started JaQuel Knight to launch a company to copyright dance moves? Well, continue on for more about Choreographer JaQuel Knight new company…


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A post shared by JAQUEL KNIGHT (@jaquelknight) reports that TikTok star Addison Rae was the inspiration since she received backlash after performing eight popular dances on “The Tonight Show” in March.

Black creatives, who used the platform to illustrate dance moves, didn’t take kindly to not being properly credited for Addison Rae’s dance moves.

In a spin move to save face, host Jimmy Fallon publicly addressed the issue and invited TikTok creatives to showcase their dances.

Fallon who was wrong for the segment said:

We recognize that the creators of those dances deserve to have their own spotlight.

For the Black creators and dancers worldwide who have used TikTok and have successfully gone viral, where’s the protection for the creation of those moves? Perhaps Atlanta born- dancer JaQuel Knight is a start in that direction.

JaQuel Knight, who has choreographed dances for music heavyweights like Beyoncé, Pharrell, Cardi B, and Megan Thee Stallion, has made a historical move for himself. He has become the first choreographer to copyright his dance moves, according to Variety. In addition to that feat, he created his own company, Knight Choreography, and Music Publishing.

The accomplishments don’t stop there. JaQuel Knight founded the JaQuel Knight Foundation which is a non-profit geared to support other talented dancers worldwide. The foundation provides financial assistance to dancers that have been affected by COVID-19. The collected fund’s aid dancers who work as independent contractors relying on payment from music videos or live performances. Because of the pandemic, many were not able to receive adequate compensation once set production was down and live events were canceled.

One of Knight’s earlier gigs that catapulted his moves to fame was Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” video; Knight shares the credit with longtime Beyoncé choreographer, Frank Gaston, Jr. That success led to him choreographing tours including Beyoncé’s history-making Coachella, Cardi B and Meg the Stallion’s controversial “WAP” video and the 2020 Superbowl Halftime show that featured Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.

JaQuel presented his KNIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY & MUSIC PUBLISHING on social media:


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