Jamiaus Marion graduated with honors with a dance diploma from the Mississippi School of the Arts in 2012. He was a member of the second Repertory Dance Company. He studied under the direction of Tammy Stanford and went on to audition for dance at the University of Southern Mississippi. He was accepted as a BFA candidate for Dance Performance and Choreography.
At The University of Southern Mississippi, Jamiaus has experienced many highlights during his training as a performer. Included in his list of outstanding and recognizable accomplishments are the following: He has been cast in a number of theatre and musical productions including Carlos in Legally Blonde, Seaweed in the Command Performance Broadway Intensives Production of ‘ Hairspray, Angel Dumott Schunard in RENT, and Nelius in Mary Poppins, accepted among hundreds of applicants to be a part of a Springboard NYC Training Broadway musical theatre experience in the heart of the Broadway district in NewYork City, and he also performs and choreographs for the Southern Miss Repertory Dance Company.
While at USM, Jamiaus serves in many ways: He is a member of the Southern Style Orientation team, Eagle Connection, Vice President of Philanthropy for the Interfraternity Council Executive board of Southern Miss (the council is responsible for nine IFC fraternities at Southern Miss and Jamiaus governs the philanthropic events and community service engagements of all nine chapters), Vice President of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, Rho Alpha Greek Recruiting Team, Philanthropy Commission for the Student Government Association, Peer Mentor for the Stand out Sophomores Mentor Program, Student Eagle Club Board, Legacy Student Alumni Board, Dance Student Advisory Board, and serves as a tour guide for the Southern Miss Admissions Office. Academically he has maintained above a 3.0 GPA.
His awards received while studying at USM include: Itawamba Agricultural High School Alumni Hall of Fame class of 2015, Kennard Scholars Program, Dean’s List of Students 2014, Dance Representative for the Mississippi School of the Arts Alumni Association, and founding member and Vice President of Public Relations for the Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society of Southern Miss.
Jamiaus’ latest endeavor is supported by a recent award received from the Eagles Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research Grants. Only twenty four applicants from among two hundred students were awarded a thousand dollars to fund a creative project in spring semester of 2016. Jamiaus has chosen to devise and create an autobiographical performance solo focusing on his life and experiences as a college student. He will utilize creative processes to determine text, choreography, lights, costumes, character, and music choices. He will perform, produce and direct the show. Jamiaus’ solo concert will be held March 30th at the University of Southern Mississippi.