photo: Richard Calmes

photo: Richard Calmes

Atlanta native Juel Demetrius Lane is walking in his own lane as a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and film director. Juel was named Magnet Student of the Year in 1998 prior to graduating from Tri-Cities Visual and Performing Arts Magnet High School in Atlanta.  He received his BFA at The University of  North School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC with a concentration in contemporary dance, and later taught and choreographed at Wake Forest University, Spelman College, The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Tri-Cities Visual and Performing Arts High School and Dekalb School of the Arts, just to name a few.


His flexible prowess is showcased in the online photo gallery of Atlanta photographer Richard Calmes, making him a sought after model for dance pictures.  Juel made his directorial debut with "Just Another Day," a dance for film project, and won October 2010 Dance Magazine video of the month. Lane was recently awarded to participate in the 2015-2016 Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation New Directions Choreography Lab made possible through the generous support of the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.


 He has received rave reviews for courageously exposing ideologies, taboos, and myths concerning life's topics such as homosexuality, love, hurt, and simply being a human being. As a teacher, he believes in teaching students how to emote within as this, he believes, is the only way to share artistic knowledge.

 Alliance Theatre Credits: C.A. Lyons Project,  I DREAM (Assistant Choreographer).  


Regional: SPUNK (True Colors Theatre- Choreographer),  Rob Jackson's, Rebirth (The Fox Theater, Atlanta-Choreographer), STAGGER LEE, Dallas Theater Center, Associate-Choreographer)



Mentions:Cover of  May/June 2015 Dance Studio Magazine, Dance Magazine "25 to Watch" (2013),Creative Loafing, Arts Atl( Atlanta) 


Professional Dance Companies: Ronald K. Brown Evidence, Carolyn Dorfman, Andrea E. Woods Souloworks & Dancers,  Helen Simoneau Danse, and currently with Camille A. Brown & Dancers, 

Commissions: Atlanta Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts, Wake Forest