At 18 Yemi A.D. went to LA to build a career in dance. Over the past 20 years he has put his multidisciplinary creative talents into perfecting his abilities. In time the dancer became a choreographer, later director and producer, all while establishing himself as one of the most sought-after creatives in his field. High-profile work includes Yemi’s cooperation with Kanye West, which included designing his global concerts, tours and music videos, including his VMA performance (2010), the short film Runaway (2010), a series of performances for Saturday Night Live (2010) and The Yeezus Tour (2013).
In 2010 he founded JAD Productions, where he also works as creative director, building an extensive list of clients including Google, Apple and T-Mobile.
Yemi is the Ambassador of UN Sustainable Development Goals for the Czech Republic and was appointed the Czech Goodwill Ambassador by the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2019. He is also a founder of the non-profit organisation Moonshot Platform which supports young leaders in areas of sustainable development.
Dancer and choreographer
1999 founded JAD Dance Company
2009 founded Dance Academy Prague
2010 founded JAD Productions
2010 Runaway, Kanye West
2010 Give Me Some More, Ben Cristovao
2011 School Beauty Queen, Charlie Straight
2012 Wandering Star, Poliça
2012 Lost In The World, Kanye West ft. Bon Iver
2013 The Yeezus Tour
2014 Atoms, Turbo T. Double
2011 MTV Czech, best music video
2014–2016 Czech Events Award
2015, 2016, 2018 World’s Best Event
2018 London Loop Awards