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Rochford, UK

Age started dancing
Five years old

English National Ballet School

English National Ballet
Joined 2004, Promoted First Artist 2007, Junior Soloist 2011, Soloist 2015, First Soloist 2018

Favourite roles
Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet; Albrecht in Akram Khan’s Giselle and In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated by William Forsythe

Career highlight
Tybalt in Derek Deane’s Romeo & Juliet in-the-round at the Royal Albert Hall, Rothbart in Swan Lake (both in-the-round and proscenium arch productions) and in Akram Khan’s Dust partnering both Tamara Rojo and Erina Takahashi at the Barbican and on the Pyramid Stage, Glastonbury 2014. In 2018 he was Nominated for Outstanding Male Performance (Classical) at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for performances as Albrecht in Akram Khan’s Giselle

Other info
Hobbies include sailing and cycling

In 2011 and 2015, James was a finalist in English National Ballet’s annual Emerging Dancer competition