Dancer, teacher, and choreographer, and Associate Arts Professor at New York University, James Sutton appeared as principal dancer with Houston Ballet, Chicago Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Milwaukee Ballet and DANCERS. Formerly Associate Director of the Kathryn Posin Modern Dance Company, he formed his own company in New York in 1983. His choreographic commissions span all aspects of theatre, from the Dallas Opera to musical productions at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut to his current position as resident choreographer for New York Theatre Ballet. A frequent guest instructor around the US, he has worked on the faculty of the American Dance Festival, as ballet master for Ballet Hispanico of New York, and, for five years, as company teacher for the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. Internationally, he has been a guest teacher at the Maly Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, Cloud-Gate Theatre in Taipei, Taiwan, and the Cullberg Ballet and Balett Akademien in Stockholm, Sweden, among other venues across Europe and Asia. Formerly an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and teacher at the Juilliard School in New York, he is also a contributing writer for Ballet Review.
XI International Ballet Gala of Nicaragua (June 2013)