Age started dancing
Five years old
English National Ballet School
English National Ballet
Joined 2004, Promoted First Artist 2007, Junior Soloist 2011, Soloist 2015
Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet
Would most like to dance with
My wife, Lead Principal Erina Takahashi
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 with Tamara Rojo and Erina Takahashi at the Barbican and on the Pyramid Stage, Glastonbury.
Hobbies include sailing and cycling.
In 2015, James was a finalist in English National Ballet’s annualcompetition.