Dance Theatre of Harlem: Corps de Ballet (1988-1989, 1995-1999), Soloist (1999-2000), Principal (2000-?)
New Jersey Ballet Company (1989-1995)
Staten Island Ballet: Featured Artist
James Washington grew up in Charleston, South Carolina and trained at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He went on to become a principal dancer with Dance Theatre of Harlem, a member of New Jersey Ballet Company, and a featured artist with the Staten Island Ballet.
With DTH, Washington was in the original DTH casts of Vincent Sekwati Mantsoe’s Sasanka (1997), Arthur Mitchell’s South African Suite (1998), Dwight Rhoden’s Twist (1999), and Augustus van Heerden’s Memento Mori (2000) and Passion of the Blood (2001).
A 2004 Irish Times review of a Dance Theatre of Harlem praised Washington’s “impressive mastery of classical ballet, a glorious combination of lithe strength and disciplined grace.” New York Magazine said Washington “epitomizes the physical and temperamental grace of DTH at its best.”
Washington later earned degrees in nursing from Hunter College. He works as a professor at Hostos Community College and a patient care supervisor at Bronxcare Hospital Center.
Sunday Matinee Hosted by James Washington, Dance Theatre of Harlem
Dance Theatre of Harlem Repertory List, Columbia University Libraries
Reviews: Dance Theatre of Harlem, Irish Times
Dance Theatre of Harlem’s battle against bigotry embraces art without boundaries, Monterey Country
Dance Theatre of Harlem, Detroit Opera House
Harlem Nocturne, New York Magazine