John James

Classes: Hip Hop 101 & Hip Hop 201

John James is a native of Atlanta, GA whose life has centered around music and dance.

Since birth, John has been surrounded by vocalists, producers, and musicians which naturally helped him develop both a love and understanding for the entertainment industry. At a young age he studied instrumentation and music performance from some of the best directors in the southeastern United States. After becoming a singer/artist at age 16, John realized that his truelove lie in dance.

In 2008 John James began to pursue a career in dance by training in Atlanta, GA under the instruction and mentorship of Stephen “Stev-o” Jones, Cici Kelley, and Quincy Lamar. The start of his career proved to be rewarding as he successfully worked on a national commercial, live industrial performances for corporate clients, music videos, and a major network award shows all within his first year.

Shortly after a revolving door of opportunity proved John’s worth in dance, he captured the attention of casting directors in Atlanta and Orlando, FL with his natural ability to engage an audience through acting. With eloquence and fervor, he was able to work on projects for Motorola, Verizon, Tyler Perry studios, and now as show captain with a nationally touring and award winning educational stage show called FMA Live! backed by Honeywell and NASA.

Due to his passion and skill, John has worked bicoastal and international performances with artists such as Nas, Nikki Williams, Kat Graham, and Gospel duo Mary Mary. His choreography has been seen with country group Gloriana and nationally on tour with Rascal Flatts.

Some of his other credits include dancing for KIA Motors, BET Hip Hop Awards, MTV Online Awards, Georgia Lottery, and feature film Bolden!

John James currently resides in Atlanta, GA and spends much of time in Los Angeles, CA training.

Outside of his career, John is a proud father and spends time with his family and friends enjoying life and light.