Jamal Sims choreographed this Disney film for ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race.’
Jamal Sims is well-known for his participation in RuPaul’s Drag Race. His resume, however, extends far beyond that TV show. He did the choreography for a Disney film, for example. Here’s a look at the movie, as well as the character he played.
What else has Jamal Sims of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” accomplished in his career?
Sims appeared in Michael Jackson’s unforgettable video for “Remember the Time,” which featured Eddie Murphy, according to Variety. Footloose, Hairspray, Dancing With the Stars, and Now You Think You Can Dance were among his other credits. More than anything, his semi-regular appearances on RuPaul’s Drag Race propelled him into the public eye.
Sims also choreographed Descendants 3, the third installment of the Disney Descendants franchise. Maleficent, Jafar, Cruella de Vil, and Belle are the offspring of popular Disney characters in the Descendants franchise. With signature Disney songs and fantasy elements, the third Descendants film addresses topics of bigotry and inclusion.
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Sims spoke about why he wanted to be a part of the film. “I was interested because [director]Kenny Ortega approached me and invited me to meet with him,” Sims explained. “He started telling me how much these movies mean to him and how their message, which is one of inclusion, has inspired kids. It doesn’t matter whether you’re black or white, or where you’re from. We should all join together to empower and involve one another. That was something I wanted to be a part of.”
In ‘Descendants 3,’ Jamal Sims choreographed a sword battle dance.
Sims choreographed a memorable musical number from Descendants 3 called “Night Falls” where the main characters battle an army of suits of armor that come to life. “[The dancers] were sword fighting,” Sims explains. “So a lot of dancers who had never worked with swords before had to learn how… This is a condensed version of the plot. I hope you found it entertaining.