James Alonzo is a North Carolina native, who received his Master of Arts (“M.A.”) in Dance Education at New York University. With a strong background in Street Jazz, Hip-Hop, Modern, Contemporary and Commercial Dance, James is one of the most acclaimed choreographers and dance teachers in today’s industry. Currently, he is a teaching faculty member at world renowned Broadway Dance Center and Peridance Capezio Center. In addition, James has taught overseas at Lax Studios in Paris, France, and guest-teaches at Movement Lifestyle in Los Angeles, CA. His professional credits include: Travis Scott, Cardi B, Rotimi, New York Fashion Week, Tostitos, The Soul Spot (directed by: Candace Brown) and Dancing Through (hosted by: The Tank).
In 2020, during the global pandemic James released a visual entitled “Brand New Day” featuring NYC’s finest dancers, inspired by the iconic film, The Wiz. With a pure intention to spread joy during uncertain times, Brand New Day took on a life of its own by quickly becoming a viral success garnering attention from acclaimed artists like Diana Ross, Evan Ross, Jennifer Garner, Octavia Spencer, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Todrick Hall, Billy Porter and Deborah Cox.
He currently works with rising artist, Alex Mali, as her leading choreographer. James worked on several of Mali’s music videos including: “Control “+”Good Good” (two singles off her Phenom EP) and “Start It Up” (2019 single). He also choreographed- “Carol the Bells” and “I’ll Meet You There”- two music videos for pianist Chloe Flower. Now, James Alonzo is partnering with two companies to create digital content/media to help inspire, promote and grow their brands.