James Kinney - Choreographer
James Kinney has been performing professionally since the age of 15. He grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and began his classical training with The Florida Ballet, later melding his training into Jazz and Musical Theater. His Broadway credits include: Fosse, Dance of Death, Barry Manilow’sHarmony and the most recent revival of Sweet Charity, starring Christina Applegate, where he also served as the production’s Assistant Dance Captain. He continued preserving the “Fosse style” when he became the Dance Captain for choreographer Wayne Cilento’s First National Tour of Sweet Charity, starring Molly Ringwald.
Film and Television appearances include: The Producers, The Dave Chappell Show, PBS’ Dance in America, Fosse, Good Morning America and The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Tours and regional productions include: Oklahoma!, A Chorus Line, Chicago,Cabaret, West Side Story, 42nd Street, Phantom, and the legendary Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. He has also performed at Carnegie Hall, at The White House and recently danced with Liza Minnelli for Rosie Live on NBC.
As a choreographer, he is featured in a new documentary film, entitled Thespians, directed by Warren Skeels. The film will be playing the Film Festival circuit in the upcoming season, while production company TigerLily Media looks for a distribution deal. You can also find him, routinely, teaching Master Classes and judging various National Competitions, when time allows, as well as performing in or helping to stage benefits for various causes, including BC/EFA, The Actor’s Fund and, recently, for ROSIE’S BROADWAY KIDS.