James studied at Central School of Ballet in London. During his time there he competed and was a finalist at the Genée International Ballet Competition. He also danced with Kidd Pivot in Polaris, a contemporary work by Crystal Pite, performed at Sadlers Wells. In his third year at Central, he toured the UK as part of Ballet Central. Since graduating James has performed with Semperoper Ballett in Kenneth Macmillan’s Manon, New English Ballet Theatre in Jenna Lee’s Four Seasons, Ballet Cymru in Darius James’ Cinderella, and English National Ballet in Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella at The Royal Albert Hall. Most recently James got to perform in Johan Kobborg’s Romeo and Juliet as a part of Polunin Ink in the world-renowned Arena di Verona.