James has been involved with Dein Perry’s Award Winning Tap Dogs for the past 20 years as a performer and Assistant Director and this gave him the opportunity to tour around the world. James was also Assistant Director of The London West End production of Tap Dogs, staring Adam Garcia. In 2000 James worked on the opening ceremony of The Sydney 2000 Olympics. He also, with his Tap Dogs colleagues had the honour of being part of the famous BBC1 identities.
James has performed in many television shows including Big Brother, The Royal Variety Performance, The Clothes Show, Barrymore, The Generation Game, The National Lottery, This Morning, Blue Peter and GMTV. Advertisements include Amina mobile phones, T- Mobile, Lego, Le Crunch Bunch, Boots The Chemist and Colgate Toothpaste. Modelling assignments include Dolce and Gabbana, Paul Smith and various magazines. Corporates include Camel Clothing, Formula 1, Fifa, Shivers Regale Whisky, Bacardi, Chevrolet, Mercedes, Damen Shipping yard, Charity events and Valentino Rossi Birthday.
James started dancing at the age of four and at the age of twelve, James created the role of Laughing Boy in the original musical, Bugsy Malone at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London. James then continued his career in the musicals / shows, 42nd Street (original Uk tour), Me and My Girl (original Uk tour), An Evening with Sondheim(Manchester), both English and Australian tours of Hot Shoe Shuffle (playing the role of Tip), The Anton and Erin show (jersey) and also choreographed two Professional Pantomimes in Harrogate, Directed by Phil Lowe.
Since 2009 James has become Artistic Director and Choreographer for Tap Attack (England tap team). During this time James has Choreographed 10 IDO World Tap titles.
James’s is also Choreographer & Director of Extreme Tap. This is an all male tap company who have performed in the 02 Arena London, Qatar (Tennis Open), Italia (Fashion Show), Dubai (TV Show), McDonalds (Awards Ceremony), Mercedes Benz (Awards Ceremony), Sadlers Wells Theatre London and they were also asked to perform as guests at the Royal Albert Hall Dance Proms. Extreme Tap have also performed in Nancy Chippendales Tap Unite in Boston US.
James is also Tap Choreographer for Mickey & The Magician Disneyland Paris.