WE BELIEVE DANCE GOES DEEPER...
It has the power to open our eyes to new ways off thinking. The energy to move us. The possibility to transport us to the edge of our imaginations.
James Cousins Company create high quality, compelling dance productions across a range of scales which inspire and entertain audiences world wide by transporting them into unique worlds on stage, screen and beyond.
The company, set up in 2014 by James and Producer Francesca Moseley, is the vehicle through which James explores new ideas with his team of internationally renowned dancers and collaborators. At the company's heart is a rich a participation and insight programme, driven by James' passion for nurturing and enabling young talent to grow.
Since winning the inaugural New Adventures Choreographer Award in 2011, James has quickly made his mark on the dance world; recognised by Time Out magazine as one of the future faces of dance and with a string of high profile international commissions already to his name.
CHOREOGRAPHER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
James has been recognised by Time Out magazine as one of the future faces of dance, called ‘a rising star’ by The Independent and described by Matthew Bourne as ‘one of the UK’s most promising choreographic talents’.
In 2012, he was the winner of the inaugural New Adventures Choreographer Award, selected by Matthew Bourne for his ‘refreshing desire to entertain’. The award culminated in a sold out performance at Sadler’s Wells, London, where his work was critically acclaimed as ‘outstanding’, ‘visually breath-taking’ and ‘spellbindingly beautiful’.
As a freelance choreographer James has been commissioned to create work for companies around the world including National Ballet of Chile, Oper Graz, Royal Ballet of Flanders and Scottish Ballet. He has also worked with across a range of genres and mediums with artists including Anne-Marie, Nadav Kander, Zena Holloway and Beatrice Gibson. He is associate choreographer to Arlene Phillips and in 2020 will be associate director to Nicholas Hytner on the new production of La Belle Sauvage.
As a dancer James perfomed in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake on two international tours including a four-week run at the New York City Centre, and also appeared in the 3D film version of the show. He has also performed internationally including tours with Marc Brew Company, Yorke Dance Project and also appeared in Joe Wright's 2012 film Anna Karenina staring Keira Knightley choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaou.