Michael James is from Orlando, Florida, and graduated from the University of South Florida where received a BA for Modern Dance Performance. Mr. James has performed and choreographed for the American Stage Company in St. Petersburg for their Shakespeare in the Park Series, as well as their Children’s Theater Tour of “The Long One.”
Michael was a scholarship student at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Beckett, Massachusetts, where he studied under Linda Kent and Carolyn Adams. He was also member of National and International touring company of The Men Dancers of Jacob’s Pillow. This opportunity allowed him to dance and teach in St. Petersburg, Russia. Michael was also a member of the Repertory Dance Theatre of Utah and also has danced at Downtown Disney’s Pleasure Island Explosion Dancers, WDW Animal Kingdom’s “Tarzan Rocks!, and Beauty and The Beast at the Hollywood Studios.
As a color guard designer and choreographer, Mr. James is the designer / caption head for Timber Creek HS (FL), Cypress Creek HS (FL), University of South Florida Marching Band and Winter guard (FL). He’s also worked with Seminole HS (FL), Tarpon Springs (FL), Americus HS (TX), Spring HS, (TX), Pope HS (GA), Kennesaw Mountain HS (GA), and Bingham HS (UT). He’s also been on staff with The Santa Clara Vanguard, The Cavaliers, and the Carolina Crown. This year marks Michael’s ninth year with the Regiment.