Meet Jim

 

Jim's performance resume includes dozens of performances with the Shedd Institute of the Arts and Oregon Festival of American Music, including: On the Town; Anything Goes; Babes in Arms; South Pacific; Brigadoon; Kiss Me, Kate; White Christmas; Pal Joey; Girl Crazy; Sweet Charity; The King and I; Lady, Be Good; Singin' in the Rain; No, No, Nanette; The Music Man; Oh, Kay!;The Sound of Music, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Jim has also performed at Cottage Theatre, Very Little Theatre, Lane Community College, and at the University of Oregon, and with Danceability International, including on tour to Washington, D.C. and to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

With Ballet Fantastique, Jim has performed the roles of: the Genie of the Lamp in Aladdin: A Rock Opera Ballet (with Satin Love Orchestra; premiere 2017); the Wu Shu Master in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (with Oregon Mozart Players and DaXun Zhang, premiere 2017); Father Scarlet Flower: Beauty & the Beast Retold (with Trio Voronezh, premiere 2016); Myrddin, King of the Fairies in Dragon & the Night Queen: Celtic Stories (with Gerry Rempel Ensemble & Eliot Grasso, premiere 2016); Bernard, The Sublime Clown in Cirque de la Lune (with Troupe Carnivale, Betty & the Boy, and Mood Area 52, 2015 performances and tour); Fairy Godmother's Boy in Cinderella: A Rock Opera Ballet (with Shelley and Cal and the Agents of Unity, 2015 performances); Peisander in The Odyssey: The Ballet (with live looping electric violinist Cullen Vance, premiere 2015); Bob Cratchit in An American Christmas Carol (with Halie Loren and her jazz band, premiere 2014); Hegai, keeper of the women in The Book of Esther: A Rock Gospel Ballet (with the UO Gospel Choir, premiere 2014); and Don Tomas de Romeo in ZORRO (with the LA-based band Incendio and violinist-composer Kim Angelis, premiere 2013).

Also active in film work, Jim has appeared with Green Studio Productions in the major film Eight Types of Crazy. He has also appeared in local TV commercials and local dance films.

Quick Facts

Hometown: 
Midland, TX

Ballet Fantastique: 
Since 2013

Favorite BFan Role: 
Don Tomas de Romeo in ZORRO: The Ballet

Favorites: 
Cooking, scuba diving, exploring rivers and waterfalls


"A gem."

—Gwen Curran
The Register-Guard


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