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

Favourite role
Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet

Would most like to dance with
My wife, Lead Principal Erina Takahashi

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 with Tamara Rojo and Erina Takahashi at the Barbican and on the Pyramid Stage, Glastonbury.

Other info
Hobbies include sailing and cycling.

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

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