Artistic Director

Iquail Shaheed

Lenni-Lenape; Philadelphia, PA

Hailed in reviews as “a perfect example of his generation of male dancers… Technically superb and artistically infallible,” Dr. Iquail Shaheed is a Philadelphia-based artist, activist, and the executive artistic director of DANCE IQUAIL! through which he creates new works and programs that centers on Blackness, Justice, and Joy.

Dr. Shaheed has worked with internationally acclaimed companies such as Philadanco, Compagnie Thor (Brussels), Sean Curran Company, Ronald K Brown/ Evidence, and the Fred Benjamin Dance Company. He has also appeared in various Broadway productions including The Lion King, Hot Feet, and Super Fly. As an educator, Iquail preserves the Horton Technique by serving on faculty at The Ailey School, NAISDA Dance College in Australia, and is the second Black man to receive tenure and promotion to associate professor at Goucher College since there inception in 1889.


New York City, NYAiley Citigroup Theater - APAP January 12th, 2024Black Swan
Memphis, TNInternational Association of Blacks in Dance Conference January 23-27, 2024Mixed Bill
Philadelphia, PASuzanne Roberts TheaterMarch 22-23, 2024New Works
Maleek Washington
Christian von Howard
Iquail Shaheed
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Havana, CUBACultural eXchange ResidencyApril 2 -9, 2024Various
New York, NYAiley Citigroup Theater April 19-20, 2024 New Works
Maleek Washington
Christian von Howard
Iquail Shaheed
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Detroit, MIHeritage WorksMay 7 -11, 2024Public Enemy
Wilimington, NCWilson CenterMay 21 - 31, 2024 Public Enemy
Philadelphia, PACommunity Education CenterJune 15, 2024AUDITIONS
Philadelphia, PAMiles Mack PlaygroundJune 29, 2024Celebrate Mantua