James is a performer, choreographer, and teacher based in Montreal. A graduate of both the Grant MacEwan College Music Theatre and Dance Programs. He was a former company member of COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD For the past seventeen years, he has performed in contemporary dance festivals around the world. He has also collaborated with several Canadian companies and choreographers as an interpreter and creator. James was awarded funding on two occasions from CALQ to become a certified Gaga teacher and studied with Batsheva under the direction of Ohad Naharin in Tel Aviv, Israel. He dances, teaches Gaga and rehearsal directs nationally and internationally.
My dance practice is essential to my self expression and is a vital way for me to better understand my past and my present, and to direct me in my future. I turn to dance to exercise my freedom to communicate. Through dance, I find new conditions for being. I am interested in the minute details of human movement – a slightness of breath; a shift of the eye; or a surge of energy that creates a shiver up the spine.