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James Butcher LISTD
HEAD OF ISTD
ISTD BALLET

James trained in Musical Theatre from a young age where he was coached in all styles of dance. James attended The Royal Ballet Summer School and received a scholarship to train at The Royal Ballet School full time.

James graduated with a contract to dance as a member of the ‘Corps de Ballet’ in The Royal Ballet Company, Covent Garden. Since then, James has moved into dancing in the West End in roles such as ‘Older Billy’ In Billy Elliot The Musical (Victoria Palace Theatre), Swing/ Ensemble in the original London cast of An American in Paris (The Dominion Theatre), and most recently Assistant Dance Captain and Ballet Dancer in Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre). He has also danced on The Royal Variety Performance and been on UK and International Tours.

Throughout his stage career, James has danced in many movies such as ‘Cinderella’, ‘The Nutcracker And The Four Realms’ and, ‘Artemis Fowl’ all for Walt Disney Studios.

Being a passionate teacher as well as a performer, James currently teaches at some of London’s top vocational dance schools and is currently studying for his MA in Dance Education.

James has recently been awarded Licentiate status with the ISTD and is now working towards his Fellowship qualification

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