Artistic Director

Darius James OBE

About Darius

Darius is from Newport and trained at The Royal Ballet School. He danced and toured extensively with Northern Ballet, Alexander Roy London Ballet Theatre and as a guest artist with many companies.

He has lectured at Pontypool College and at Swansea College, and has been a guest teacher and adjudicator for the Cecchetti Society.

Darius is Founder and Artistic Director of Ballet Cymru and has choreographed many one-act and full-length productions for the company.

In 2008 Darius received a Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales which was presented to him by Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM, Minister for Heritage.

Darius has featured in Who’s Who since 2012 and was made an Honorary Vice President of The London Ballet Circle in 2013.

In 2019 he received an OBE for Services to Ballet and Community Dance.

Other Staff Members

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Darius James OBE
Artistic Director
Amy Doughty
Artistic Director- Engagement And Training
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Marcus Jarrell Willis
Associate Artist
(Staff Headshot) Marc Brew
Marc Brew
Associate Artist
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Krystal S. Lowe
Associate Artist
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Jenny Carter
Robbie Moorcroft
Rehearsal, Associates
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Louise Prosser
Duets and Outreach
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Louise Lloyd
Access & Inclusion
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Mike Holden
Company Manager