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James Michael Harris is professional dancer, director/choreographer & educator. James’s style is a combination of his love for Jazz & Musical Theatre alongside his extensive training in both the Contemporary and Commercial industries. James' experience in across multiple areas of the industry at differing levels leaves him with an expansive and detailed skillset. From musical direction and arranging to costume, lighting and set design to choreography and movement direction, James provides a 360 degree view of the creation process and is a passionate, empathetic and driven leader.


James is currently an Associate Lecturer of Jazz & Contemporary at The Brighton Academy and has also delivered classes and directed/choreographed at leading Musical Theatre schools across the UK including Performers College, Leeds Conservatoire, Stella Mann College, Creative Academy, & Bird College. 


James co-founded his artistic and creative partnership with James Michael

Rosental, who work together as JAMESQUARED. A creative collaboration combining theskillsets of two dynamic artists in their own rights.





Creative and Performer credits include:


“Carmen” (Staatsoper Hannover - Performer), “Carmen” (Into Opera, Norwich - Assistant Choreographer), “Saucy Jacks & The Space Vixens” (Institute for Contemporary Theatre - Director/Choreographer) “Spring Awakening” (AMATA, Falmouth University - Assistant Choreographer) “Imogen Heap - A Docu-musical” (Bird College - Assistant Choreographer) “Young Frankenstein” (Institute for Contemporary Theatre - Choreographer) “Jack Cole - A New Musical” (Workshop - Chet Walker. ‘Young Jack’ - Performer) “Welcome To The Grand” (Clapham Grand - Co-Director & Choreographer) 


James previously  assisted in the development of pioneering Jazz company House of Jazz founded by Christie Lee Manning, a company that curated and facilitates a 4 week Artist Development Program for professional Jazz artists alongside many other training opportunities collaborating with educators from both London and New York including the likes of Richard J Hinds, Al Blackstone, Diane Laurenson, Alan Burkitt and Jacqui Jameson.


House of Jazz’s sister production company Jazz House Theatre also premiered an all-jazz dance production in 2018 called “Welcome To The Grand - An international journey through historical cabaret” which James co-directed and choreographed alongside the company’s artistic director. 


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