Martin Jonathan JAMES

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1961-09-22
Education NZ Sch of Dance
Publications N/A
Recreations painting, swimming, cooking, graphic arts, gardening
Clubs N/A
Style Martin James, Esq
Career ballet dancer; Royal NZ Ballet 1981, awarded Queen Elizabeth II Arts Cncl Grant for study in America 1982; princ dancer: English Nat Ballet 1987-90 (joined 1985), Deutsche Oper Berlin (at invitation of Peter Schaufuss) 1990-94, Royal Danish Ballet 1994- (instr/ballet master 2002); guest teacher: Malmo 1997, Ballet Holstebro (with Peter Shaufuss) 1998, Rome 2003, Bartholin Int Ballet Seminar Copenhagen 2003; first one man graphic arts exhibition Molesworth Gallery NZ 1984, exhibition of paintings Denmark 1999; ARAD 1979, Solo Seal 1980; >ir< incl: Albrecht and Hilarion in Giselle, Franz in Coppélia, Prince in The Nutcracker (with Lynn Seymour), Toreador in Petit's Carmen, Romeo and Paris in Ashton's Romeo and Juliet, The Poet in La Sylphide (Dame Alicia Markova's prodn), Blackamoor in Petrushka, world premiere Christopher Bruce's Symphony in 3 movements, Ben Stevenson's Three Preludes, Kevin Haigen's Meditation (cr role with Natalia Makarova) 1987, Spectre de la Rose 1987, Le Corsaire 1987, cr role of Benno in Makarova's Swan Lake 1987 (also role of Seigfried), title role in Cranko's Onegin 1987 (and with Ekaterina Maximova 1989), Oedipus in Glen Tetley's Sphinx, title role in Balanchine's Apollo 1987 and 1992, Balanchine's Symphony in C 1987, Christopher Bruce's Land 1987, Bull in Christopher Bruce and Lyndsey Kemp's Cruel Garden 1987 (and that ballet's German première 1992), leading soldier in Antony Tudor's Echoing Trumpets 1990, Donner and Hagen in Bejart's Ring um den Ring 1990, The Chosen One in Béjart's Sacre du Printemps and Firebird 1991, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux (Kirov Theatre Leningrad) 1991, Albrecht in Peter Schaufuss' Giselle 1991, lead role in Kenneth Macmillan's Different Drummer 1991, James in Schaufuss' La Sylphide 1991, Prince in Valery Panov's Cinderella 1991 (Badische Zeitung Critics' Award), title role in Tales of Hoffman (Hong Kong Ballet) 1991, Albrecht in Paris Opera version of Giselle (with Inoue Ballet Fndn Japan) 1992, Le Corsaire Pas de Deux (with Sylvie Guillem, Paris Gala) 1992, Albrecht in Giselle (guest artist Kirov Theatre St Petersburg) 1993; roles with Royal Danish Ballet incl: world premiere of Anna Laekenson's Dromme 1994, Albrecht in Giselle 1994, Romeo, Paris and Benvolio in Ashton's Romeo and Juliet 1994, premiere of Marie Bronlin Tanis Dance Piece 1994, James and Gurn in Schaufuss' La Sylphide 1994, Paul Taylor's Aureole 1994, Kim Brandstrup's Mysteries 1994, Flower Festival of Genzano 1994, title role in Crankos' Onegin 1994, Oberon in Neumeier's Midsummer Night's Dream 1995, Dance Master in Conservatoire 1995, The King in Fleming Flint's Caroline Mathilde 1995, Peter Martin's Ash 1995, King in Peter Schaufuss' Hamlet 1996, Seigfried, Russian and Hungarian in Peter Martin's Swan Lake 1997, cr role of Amor in Kim Brandstrup's Amor and Psyche 1997, Juri Kylian's Return to a Strange Land (Brown pas de deux) 1997, James in Royal Danish Ballet version of La Sylphide 1997, Prince in Fleming Flint's Nutcracker 1997, White Pas de Trois of the Catalyst (choreographer Steven Baynes) 1998, Copain in Bejart's Gaite Parisienne 1998, Basilio in Nereyev's Don Quixote 1998, Camillo in Hynd's The Merry Widow 1998, Lifar's Suite en Blanc 1998, Husband in The Concert (choreographer Jerome Robins) 1999, Odysseus in John Neumiere's Odyssey 2002, Lescaut in Macmillan's Manon 2003; guest appearances in: Spain, London, France, Denmark, Russia, NZ, Berlin, Finland; film and TV performances incl: Gillian Lynne's Look of Love (princ role as Eros) 1989, Natalia Makarova's Swan Lake, James in La Sylphide (live, NZ) 1990; >ir< Genée Awards 1988 and 1989, included amongst Five Hundred Leaders of Influence (ABI) 1996, Men of Achievement (IBC) 1997 and Int Directory of Distinguished Leadership (ABI) 1997, Golden Scroll of Excellence (IBC) 1997
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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