Joined Peoria Ballet: 2000
Ms. James started dancing at 8 years old. Receiving her primary training at the Peoria Ballet and the Rock School for Dance and Education, she spent her Summers at Ballet Magnificat, Rochester City Ballet as well as the Rock School and Peoria Ballet. She has competed in 4 Youth American Grand Prix competitions and qualified for the final round in New York in 2012. Ms. James repertoire includes Snow Queen, Dew Drop, Arabian and Mirliton in The Nutcracker, the Queen in Snow White, the Stepmother and Autumn Fairy in Cinderella and has performed several roles in the Peoria Ballet 40th Anniversary Gala, Romeo and Juliet, Art that Rocks and Changeless Mover. This is Ms. James’ 4th year teaching at the Peoria Ballet.