James Batchelor is an award-winning choreographer and performer based in Canberra and Melbourne. He made his debut with Chunky Move in AORTA (2013), a Next Move production by Stephanie Lake and is set to perform in ANTI GRAVITY (2017) as part of Asia TOPA and Dance Massive.
As a performer, he has worked with choreographers and companies including Antony Hamilton, Stephanie Lake, Sue Healey, Prue Lang, Chunky Move and Tasdance. His works combine movement and visual arts, using performance as a tool to inspire critical thought and reflection on the contemporary world. His debut full-length work ISLAND won a Green Room Award and Canberra Critics Choice Award in 2014. His recent work METASYSTEMS has toured extensively in Australia, Thailand, France, Italy and China. He has been commissioned on two occasions for the biennial Keir Choreographic Award and recently completed a two-month residency at sea studying remote sub-Antarctic islands.
James trained in Canberra with the QL2 Quantum Leap Ensemble and later in Melbourne as a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts.