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Jobel Medina (Filipino, b. 1990) is a Los Angeles based creative and performer. Born and raised in the Philippines, Jobel migrated to the U.S. at the age of twelve. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance at California State University, Long Beach and Masters of Fine Arts at California Institute of the Arts.
He has been a member of Ate9 Dance Company since 2017, where he works closely with Danielle Agami and performed works by Shahar Binyamini and Tom Weinberger. Early in 2020, he performed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall as an actor/dancer for Simon McBurney's "Weimar Nightfall: The Seven Deadly Sins." In 2018, Jobel was one of the six interpreters to perform Tino Sehgal’s “Selling Out, (2002)” at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, CA. As a freelancer, he’s worked with choreographers such as Christopher Bordenave of No1 Art House, Kate Wallich and The YC, Ania Catherine & Dehja Ti, Rebecca Lemme, Keith Johnson, Andrew Winghart, Whyteberg, and has appeared in multiple music videos and entertainment performances listed below (with links).
Jobel has shown work at Navel (LA), Human Resources Los Angeles, Highways Performance Space and has been commissioned to choreograph for The Assembly, PGK Dance Project, and CSULA Department of Theatre and Dance. Additionally, he’s taught dance workshops at various universities such as CSULB, CSUF, CSULA, and in multiple high schools including Huntington Beach Academy of Arts, AB Miller Conservatory of Dance, and Laguna Beach High School.
His old/new creative adventures are photography and film. He is highly fascinated with creating impactful visuals that have a potential to tell stories. He is eager to work with professionals and fanatics equally and is always looking for a creative challenge.
Reviews [click on titles for links]
"His art is what we wish we saw in the commercial world of dance." – Mary Pat CooneY [LADANCECHRONICLE]
YC Studio World Tour - Industrial Ballet, 2017-2018
Ate9 Dance Company U.S. Tour of Calling Glen, 2018-19
Ate9 Dance Company U.S. Tour of Exhibit B, 2017-18
Ate9 Dance Company World Premiere of Blind Lady, 2019
Ate9 Dance Company World Premiere Old/News, 2019
Ate9 Dance Company World Premiere of 1 to 3, 2019
Hammer Museum Art Exhibition – Selling Out (2002), 2018
LA Phil – Weimar Republic: Seven Deadly Sins, 2020
SF Symphony – Boris Godunov, 2018
Japanese American Museum – Memories on our back, 2019
Shawn Ross Live at LA Pride, 2019
Mia Follick Live at the LA Japanese Garden, 2018
President's Aspiring Artist Scholarship, CALARTS 2019-2021
© 2020– Jobel Medina