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Rhapsody James

CHOREOGRAPHER

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Rhapsody James is a native New Yorker and graduate of Purchase College. With over twenty years of experience within the dance community she continues to be one of the world’s most sought after choreographers and instructors to date. Her choreography credits include, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears, Chris Brown, Ariana Grande, Puff Daddy & Trey Songz. Along with teaching all over the world from Japan, Italy, Finland and Canada. She is also the founder of the leading Commercial Dance training program, Motivating Excellence. So not only has she curated tour and live performances for some of the industry’s top artists, but she is also responsible for training some of the industry’s top dancers.

In 2018, Rhapsody was also honored at the American Dance Festival as a Wondrous Woman for her contribution to the Commercial Dance industry. Rhapsody remains on the Huffpost list of 20 top Black Female Choreographers. Her creative mind and undeniable talent have garnered her the distinction of gracing the cover of Dance Teacher Magazines, where she was quoted to be the “Queen of Street Jazz”. In 2012 she became an honoree and recipient of the Ladies Get Down Award, acknowledging woman in Hip Hop.

With no plans of stopping anytime soon, Rhapsody continues to break boundaries as the Artistic Director of her hybrid dance company Rhapsody En Dance (R.ED) and with her TV Episodic & Immersive show Sin Sisters of Darkness, a dark tale about a sisterhood that survives on the blood of sin and is built on the dark triggers of the female psyche.

Rhapsody is represented through Brooklyn Talent Management.

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Concerts/Tours/Events
Janet Jackson “Metamorphosis” Las Vegas Residency 2019
Choreographer
Park MGM Las Vegas / Dir: Gil Duldulao
Gwen Stefani “Just A Girl” Las Vegas Residency (Underneath It All) 2019
Contributing Choreographer
Planet Hollywood Las Vegas / Dir: Luther Brown
Chris Brown / Heartbreak on a Full Moon Tour 2018
Contributing Choreographer
Dir: Josh Smith
Trey Songz / Between the Sheets Tour 2016
Choreographer
Dir: Barry Lather
Puff Daddy / Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour 2015
Choreographer
Dir: Laurie Ann Gibson
Ariana Grande / Honeymoon Tour 2015 Contributing Choreographer Dir: Nick Demoura / Brian & Scott Nicholson
Contributing Choreographer
Dir: Nick Demoura / Brian & Scott Nicholson
Ciara / The Jackie Tour 2015 Contributing Choreographer Dir: Jamaica Craft
Contributing Choreographer
Dir: Jamaica Craft
TLC / Main Event Tour 2015
Associate Director
Dir: Jamaica Craft
Demi Lovato World Tour
Contributing Choreographer
Dir: Gil Duldulao
Mariah Carey/ The Elusive Chantuse Show 2014
Contributing Choreographer
Dir: Eddie Morales
Britney Spears / The Circus Tour 2009
Asst. Choreographer
Dir: Jamie King
Spice Girls Reunion Tour 2009
Asst. Choreographer
Dir: Jamie King
Beyonce / The Beyonce Experience 2007
Contributing Choreographer
Dir: Frank Gatson
Cassie / NFL Kick Off Concert 2006
Choreographer
Dir: Laurie Ann Gibson
Betsey Johnson Fashion Show 2005
Movement Coach
Betsey Johnson
Award Shows
2018 MTV Video Music Awards - Logic
Staging Choreographer
MTV/ Dir: Barry Lather
2017 BET AWARDS - Trey Songz
Choreographer
BET / Dir: Barry Lather
2016 GRAMMY AWARDS - Pitbull
Choreographer
ABC
2015 MTV Video Music Awards - Nicki Minaj
Choreographer
MTV
2015 BET AWARDS - Puff Daddy & Bad Boy
Choreographer
BET
2015 TIDAL Music Festival – Nicki Minaj & Beyonce
Choreographer
Dir: Laurie Ann Gibson
2014 BET AWARDS - Trey Songz
Choreographer
BET / Dir: Barry Lather
2014 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS – Demi Lovato
Asst. Choreographer
Nickelodeon / Dir: Gill Duldulao
2014 RIP THE RUNWAY - Sevyn Streeter
Choreographer
BET
Television
All American / Ep 210 - 2019
Choreographer
CW Networks / Warner Brothers
Bring It / Ep 10 - 2017
On-Air Choreographer
Lifetime
So You Think You Can Dance Canada / 2011
Asst. Choreographer
ATV Network
Americas Got Talent 2010
Choreographer
NBC
106 & Park - Diddy Dirty Money 2009
Choreographer
BET
Making the Band 4 / Donnie Klang 2009
Asst. Choreographer
MTV
106 & Park - Cassie 2006
Choreographer
BET
TRL Live - Cassie 2006
Choreographer
MTV
Music Videos
Animal / Trey Songz
Choreographer
Dir: Trey Songz/ YashXana
Nobody Else But You / Trey Songz
Movement Coach
Dir: Trey Songz/ YashXana
Finna Get Loose / Puff Daddy
Choreographer
Dir: Hype Williams
Boom Bap / NOVA
Director
I Like It / Sevyn Streeter
Choreographer
Dir: Parris
Go to Work / Kalenna
Choreographer
Dir: Kalenna & Rhapsody
More Than Friends / Victoria Duffield Asst. Choreographer Dir: RT
Asst. Choreographer
Dir: RT
Official Girl / Cassie
Choreographer
Dir: Chris Robinson
They Don’t Know About Us/ Victoria Duffield
Co-Choreographer
Dir: RT
Dance For You / Beyonce
Co-Choreographer
Dir: Anthony Mandler
2012 / Jay Sean feat. Nicki Minaj
Choreographer
Do You Remember / Jay Sean feat. Lil Jon
Choreographer
Drop It Low / Ester Dean
Asst. Choreographer
Written on Her / Birdman feat. Jay Sean
Movement Coach
Down / Jay Sean
Choreographer
Get Me Bodied / Beyonce
Choreographer
Dir: Anthony Mandler
Long Way To Go / Cassie
Choreographer
Dir: Eric White
Me & U / Cassie
Choreographer
Dir: Ray Kay

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