#BlackDanceHistoryIsHappeningNow: Jore Marshall

February 25, 2022

In celebration of Black History Month, Dance Spirit is saluting young Black artists who don’t just represent a bright future for the dance industry—they’re already making history of their own. Fifth in our series: Jore Marshall. Be sure to check dancespirit.com throughout February to meet more dancers who embody Black excellence in dance and in life. #BlackDanceHistoryIsHappeningNow

Jore Marshall is clearly meant to be a star, whether she’s dancing onstage or posing for brands. You might’ve caught her grooving onscreen in Lizzo’s “Rumors” music video or Demi Lovato’s “Melon Cake,” but if not, you’ll definitely recognize her powerful moves from her vibing side by side with her sister Amari during Beyoncé’s iconic 2018 Coachella performance.

Her stardom shines beyond the dance floor and into the fashion scene. Signed with Storm Management LA as a model, you can find Marshall perfectly posed in fashion campaigns for Nike, as well as for Ariana Grande’s beauty line, r.e.m. beauty.

Marshall has already been a part of numerous historic dance moments, like all three dance-filled Savage x Fenty shows, and has continued to be highlighted on dance jobs among a number of other incredible plus-size dance artists. 

“I didn’t truly accept my curves until I was 18 years old. I realized I couldn’t change the way I looked so the older I got, the more confident I was within myself to love my body just the way it was,” she told Essence.

There’s no doubt that we’ll be seeing a lot more of Marshall’s groundbreaking moves in the years to come—both in and outside of dance. Despite all of the goals Marshall has checked off her bucket list, these accomplishments are just the beginning of the amazing opportunities that’ll continue to unfold in her creative path and, ultimately, inspire the world.

As she told The Fader, “It really inspires people letting them know anybody can do this, anything is possible, you can break the standards. Things are changing, and it really is humbling.”