James McGinn is a contemporary performer and choreographer working in and between dance, theater, & performance. He was born and raised in Sarasota, FL by a Scottish figure painter and American Cecchetti ballerina. James spent a decade of his youth studying/performing/teaching at the American Dance Festival and received a BA in Liberal Arts from Eugene Lang College/The New School '08. While enrolled in the '12-14 Research Cycle at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, he attended the '13 danceWEB program at Impulstanz in Vienna. James has been greatly influenced by performing in works by Jonah Bokaer, Wally Cardona, Miguel Gutierrez, Ishmael Houston-Jones, John Jasperse, Daniel Linehan, Jen McGinn, Judith Sánchez Ruiz, Marten Spangberg, and Robert Steijn, among others. His choreographic work has been performed in the US, Europe, and Africa and was presented in the 2011 American Realness Festival.