Darius James

Darius James OBE

Artistic Director

Darius is from Newport and trained at The Royal Ballet School for 7 years. He danced with Northern Ballet Theatre, Alexander Roy London Ballet Theatre and as a guest artist with Weiner Ballet Theatre and the Nafsika Ballet Company in Greece. He has lectured at Pontypool College (GCSE Dance) and at Swansea College (Ballet ‘A’ Level), and has been a guest teacher and adjudicator for the Cecchetti Society. Darius is Founder and Artistic Director of Ballet Cymru and has choreographed many one-act and twenty one full-length productions for the company. In 2008 Darius received a Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales which was presented to him by Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM, Minister for Heritage. Darius featured in Who’s Who 2012 and was made an Honorary Vice President of The London Ballet Circle in 2013. Darius recently accepted the Theatre Critics of Wales Award for ‘Best Large Scale Dance Production 2013’ (Romeo a Juliet).

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