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Brodie James


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Brodie James


Brodie James was born in Perth and began his dance training with jazz and acrobatics at the Jody Marshall Dance Company in 2001. He trained at The Graduate College of Dance from 2005 under the direction of Dawn Weller. He was offered a scholarship to attend The Australian Ballet School in 2008; while there he spent time studying at Canada’s National Ballet School as an exchange student. He toured with The Dancers Company in 2011 and joined The Australian Ballet in 2012. In 2014 he participated in a dancer exchange, performing with the Royal Ballet of Flanders in Antwerp. He was promoted to coryphée in 2017, and to soloist in 2018.

Repertoire highlights

  • Second Emeralds Principal Couple in George Balanchine's Jewels, 2023
  • Espada in Rudolf Nureyev's Don Quixote, 2023
  • First Principal Pas de Deux Couple in William Forsythe's Artifact Suite, 2022
  • Karenin in Yuri Possokhov's Anna Karenina, 2022
  • The Prince in Peter Wright's The Nutcracker, 2019
  • Orion in Stanton Welch's Sylvia, 2019
  • The Prince in Alexei Ratmansky's Cinderella, 2018
  • Tim Harbour's Filigree and Shadow, 2018
  • The Caterpillar in Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland©, 2017
  • Viktor Gsovsky's Grand pas classique, 2017, 2016
  • Albrecht in Giselle (Regional Tour), 2016
  • "White Couple" in Jiří Kylián's Forgotten Land, 2016
  • Frederick Ashton’s Monotones II, 2015

Professional accolades


  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominee, 2018, 2016

Guest appearances

  • Paquita and Swan Lake Act III, The Dancers Company tour, 2015

You may not know

Brodie holds a Bachelor degree in Media and Communications.