James started his professional career at 16 as an assistant choreographer on So You Think
You Can Dance Australia. During his international career he has worked with Sia, Jessie J, Little Mix (X Factor UK), Elton John and Annie Lennox (London Olympics
2012). He has choreographed for Costa Cruise Lines, and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers at the O2 Arena in London. He has taught classes and workshops all over the world
and was a resident Hip Hop tutor at Pineapple Dance Studios in London. Since arriving in New Zealand,
James has been in Auckland Theatre Company’s Chicago,
become the current choreographer of Encore Cabaret, and more recently created New Zealand’s first commercial dance company, Burning Man Productions, creating work for young commercial dancers entering the industry. Trained in all forms of dance, Jazz, Hip Hop,
Ballroom, Latin, Contemporary, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical and Musical Theatre, James is a sought after tutor at top Auckland dance schools.