James Berkery (Photographer: Ben van Leeuwen)

James is a freelance choreographer and movement director that specialises in movement and dance for screen and stage drawing from his professional experience working on film, commercial, theatre and music videos.

His work has been featured on BBC, ITV, MTV, Universal Music, VICE, Promo News, Paper Mag, 405 and David Reviews amongst others.

Originally from Co. Tipperary, Ireland James has been fascinated with dance and movement on screen and stage since he was young child.
Now based in London, James specialises in movement and dance drawing from his varied and versatile background.

A unique attribute is James' ability to quickly connect with and help realise the creative vision of various directors, clients and artists. Testimonials

Last year James completed a 1 year contract working on season 1 of 10-part US TV series ‘Will’ for TNT Drama for choreographer Francesca Jaynes. (March 2017).

His style of choreography is expressive and narratively driven with a versatile approach that lends itself to both filming and live performance. James’ diverse background has enabled a flexibility of style that allows him to tailor his work to client and director’s vision/brief.

Initially trained at CSN Dance led by Alan Foley, he then received a full scholarship to attend Bird College Conservatoire of Dance and Musical Theatre.
He then went to attain BA (1st class honours) in Professional Practice (Arts) from Middlesex University focusing on the choreographic process.

James is currently a member of One Dance UK, an ambassador for Dancer's Career Development and is on committee of London Irish LGBTQ Network.