James Berkery (Photographer: Ben van Leeuwen)

James is a freelance choreographer and movement director that specialises in movement and dance for screen drawing from his experience working on film, commercial, short form fiction and music videos for the past four years.

His work has been featured on 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 professional experience working on film, commercial, music promos and theatre.

A unique attribute is James' ability to quickly connect with and help realise the individual 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 of Dance, Music and Theatre Performance in London. He then went to attain BA (1st class honours) in Professional Practice (Arts) from Middlesex University with a focus on the choreographic process.

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