Born in Wheatridge, Colorado and raised in Oklahoma, James Gregg is now a
He has set choreographic works on Danceworks Chicago, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, Ballet X, Northwest Dance Project, Nashville Ballet’s Emergence, Springboard Danse Project Montreal, River North Dance Company, Elements Contemporary Ballet, and also L’Ecole Superieure de Danse de Quebec.
Most recently, James was the recepient of the 2015 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship Award. He was also the winner for Ballet Austin’s 2014 New American talent choreographic competition, a finalist in Milwaukee Ballets’s 2013 Genesis Choreographic competition, and in 2011 the winner of the International Choreographic Competition at Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur.
As a performer, James worked with Bodytraffic, Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal, Aszure & Artists, Rubberband Dance, and River North Dance Company.
Throughout his career he had the opportunity to do the works of many renowned choreographers including Victor Quijada, Barak Marshall, Aszure Barton, Crystal Pite, Rodrigo Pedernieras, Frank Chauves, Danny Ezralow, Mauro Bigonzetti, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Cayetano Soto, and many more.Having the experience to work with these artists gave James the tools to create his own language and helped mold his choreographic voice.
James is interested in creating movement from the inside out and exploring different paths and routes through which the body can move. Discovering how these various avenues can evoke emotion and how those emotions translate throughout the body.