"I will never take for granted the privilege of leading a group of young dancers. I have such respect for those who have guided me as a professional, specifically those who have taught me what it takes to be an educator and those who have given me the opportunity and space to hone and develop that skill.
We hold so much responsibility when we lead a room of young, impressionable, passionate, vulnerable and resilient young dancers, specifically in regards to the language we choose to use and the specificity in which we guide them in their growth. I’ve fallen in love with learning again through the early stages of becoming an educator and I am so very grateful for the journey."
- JAMES MICHAEL HARRIS
"James is something everyone needs. His deep rooted passion, infectious enthusiasm and varied experience means he creates an exceedingly rare narrative within his classes. Allowing a student to develop themselves both physically and mentally through well thought out and relevant choreography but more importantly through structured, positive and cerebral verbal cues. James is a rare find, a reminder of our potential and an elixir to success."
- Rosina Andrews
HOUSE OF JAZZ
James is also the Assistant Director of House of Jazz. A company dedicated to the development of professional dance artists.
“Encouraging artists to open their mind, challenge their body, and inspire their soul.”
The House Of Jazz: Artist Development Program (HOJ ADP) is a post graduate transitional program designed to prepare dance artists for a career in the theatre jazz arts. It is an enlightened approach to dance education, changing the skyline of the entertainment arts by moving young artist into greatness. For more information click here.