Adrian Vincent James

Houston Ballet
Capitol Ballet
Eglevsky Ballet

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Adrian Vincent James was born and raised in Washington DC. He received his early training from Mike Malone and studied at the Jones-Haywood School, School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, the Harkness School, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and The Ailey School.

James is the first African American to have danced with the Houston Ballet under Ben Stevenson. His other professional experience includes directing; choreographing; and performing for The Eglevsky Ballet, Capitol Ballet, and the Laverne Reed Dancers.

From 1981 to 1986, James attended Howard University to earn his BFA in Drama, Directing and Theatrical Production and from 1991 to 1993, American University to earn his MA in Dance. He has taught and choreographed for Prince George’s County Public Schools, Divine Dance Institute, Howard, and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.



Faculty, New Hope Dance and Drama

Video links:

Inner Life HU Service Awards 1991 Medium

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