A graduate of The Juilliard School where he received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Drama. JaMario Stills is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and alum of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Upon returning to Jacksonville, he has taught for Duval County Public Schools and Jacksonville University. Stills founded Phase Eight Theater Company in 2017 and serves as its Artistic Director. Phase Eight is dedicated to being Florida’s next great Regional Theater. In addition to being a theater producer, JaMario is also the CEO and Co-Founder of the Essential Culture Podcast Network. ECPN is a media platform to engage in national discussions through regionally specific issues. JaMario also serves as an Executive Committee member on the Board of Directors for the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville. Mr. Stills was also a mayoral appointee for Art in Public Places where he served as a Committee Member.