After graduating from London Contemporary Dance School in 2009 James created his company James Wilton Dance. Since then the company have gone on to create 5 theatre based works and 5 outdoor works.
James’ work has toured to South Korea, China, the USA, Dubai, India, Germany, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, Malta, Italy, Spain, France, Sweden and Denmark.
In 2013 James was commissioned to choreograph a work for 50 professional dancers for performance at the opening and semi-final ceremonies of the Rugby League World Cup. The work was seen by over 110,000 people.
James’ work Last Man Standing has toured to over 60 venues since its creation in 2014 and has been seen by over 15,000 people.
As well as his works for his own company James has created works for Scottish Dance Theatre, Opera Graz, Ballett Hagen, Tanz Compagnie Giessen, Verve, EDge and many other University performance groups.
Sadler’s Wells Global Dance Contest
Audience Award at the 16 MASDANZA Choreography Competition
3rd Prize at the 26th Hannover Choreography Competition
3rd Prize at the Bern Choreography Competition
BBC Performing Arts Fund recipient
6 grants from Arts Council England
Assoicate Company at Hall for Cornwall Truro
Part of the Dance Lines Programme at the Royal Opera House, London
Blueprint Bursary Winner
South East Dance Artists mentoring scheme
Associate company of Hall for Cornwall
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