James Cousins

James Cousins trained at London Contemporary Dance School where he received the Robert Cohan Award for most promising dance artist. On graduating Cousins joined the cast of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. He has performed nationally and internationally and in Joe Wright’s 2012 film Anna Karenina.

As a choreographer Cousins has been commissioned to create works for the UK’s leading conservatoires, two works for Scottish Ballet and a full length work for the National Ballet of Chile. In August 2012 he was announced as the winner of the inaugural New Adventures Choreographer Award.

James Cousins company, set up in 2012 by James and creative producer Francesca Moseley, is the vehicle through which he explores new ideas with his team of collaborators and tours his critically acclaimed productions throughout the UK and internationally. At the heart of the company is a rich learning and participation programme, driven by his passion for nurturing and enabling young talent to grow. Cousins was recognised by Time Out magazine as one of the future faces of dance, creating new productions across the world on a number of high profile companies. He is a workplace artist at The Place, London and became Associate Artist at DanceEast (2012-2014).


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