meet jamila


Raised in Houston, Texas, Jamila Glass attended the multi-Grammy award-winning High School for the Performing and Visual Arts as a vocal music major. She went on to acquire her BA in Film and Video Production from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television with a minor in Advertising.

Post graduation, she was the 1st assistant director of the short film “Chixculub” produced by Wolfgang Peterson, which was a grand jury prize winner of the USA Film Festival and an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival. She also worked at Mark Woollen & Associates, a premiere motion picture advertising agency. While there, she was a post-production assistant and assistant editor for such films as Crash, Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, Good Night and Good Luck, Hard Candy, The Last King of Scotland, The Science of Sleep, and Syriana.

In addition, she is the owner of The Cutting Room where she produces and directs films and does freelance film and video editing. Glass has worked with clients worldwide for national radio spots, short films, television pilots, and more. Her critically-acclaimed dance films have garnered international praise with Love on a Sunday Afternoon screening in London.

Recently, Jamila shadowed award-winning filmmaker Justin Simien on his upcoming feature film Bad Hair as well as Simien and director Tiffany Johnson on two episodes of the Netflix series Dear White People (Season 3).

Aside from film and television, she has been dancing professionally with the Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company (LACDC) for the past 14 years and has toured with them across the country and abroad to Argentina and New Zealand. She also serves as the Media Director and Summer Intensive Director for the dance company where she combines her passions for film and marketing to reach out to LACDC's supporters around the world.

Other credits include Paul McCartney, Colbie Caillat, Foster the People Tour, Comedy Central's This Is Not Happening, the Netflix Original film Mascots directed by Christopher Guest, The Greatest Showman LIVE commercial, electro pop duo Hi Fashion, Samsung, TEDx, Zumba Fitness: World Party Video Game, American Apparel, Dance Spirit Magazine, NY Times Best Selling photography book Dancers Among Us, and multiple Star Magic Tours with a sold-out performance at the Lincoln Center.

Her choreography work includes the upcoming film Bad Hair directed by Justin Simien, multiple episodes of the TV Series Twenties created by Emmy award-winning Lena Waithe, Caught a Ghost's "Get Your Life" Music Video (from the Dear White People Soundtrack), Brooke Fraser's "Kings & Queens" Music Video, and multiple works for LACDC.

You can learn more about her life as an Artist and a Dancer/Filmmaker in this exclusive Career Girls interview.

She is represented by The Movement Talent Agency.