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James Berkery

 

 

James is a freelance choreographer and movement director that specialises in movement and dance for screen and stage drawing from his professional experience working on film, commercial, theatre and music videos. His work has been featured on BBC, ITV, MTV, Universal Music, VICE, Promo News, Paper Mag, 405 and David Reviews amongst others.

Originally from Co. Tipperary, Ireland James has been fascinated with dance and movement on screen and stage since he was young child. Now based in London, James specialises in movement and dance drawing from his varied and versatile background.

Initially trained at CSN Dance led by Alan Foley, he then received a full scholarship to attend Bird College Conservatoire of Dance and Musical Theatre. He then went to attain BA (1st class honours) in Professional Practice (Arts) from Middlesex University focusing on the choreographic process. James is currently a member of One Dance UK, an ambassador for Dancer's Career Development and is on committee of London Irish LGBTQ Network.

Productions

FILM

   

TONI_WITH_AN_I

Director: Marco Alessi
BFI Born Digital & BBC Four

BINGO

Director: Ben Cohen
Reel Issues Films & The Pitch

QUEST FOR FIRE

Director: Patrik Bergh
76 Ltd.

LEASH

Director: Harry Lighton (Bafta Nom)
Reel Issues Films & The Pitch

FOUR QUARTETS

Director: Marco Alessi
4Q Films & Peccadillo Pictures

NATAL

Director: Myriam Raja
National Film and Television School

 

theatre

2019

HAMLET

Director: Jake Smith
Petersfield Shakespeare Festival & Brighton Open Air Theatre

ARMADILLO

Director: Sara Joyce
The Yard Theatre

2018

NOTRE DAME

Director: Jake Smith
Alexandra Theatre, Chichester

SHADOW KINGDOMS

Director: Adam Dattis
Theatre503

TIGER

Director: Will Maynard
VAULTS Festival, London

2017

REVOLUTIONARY

Director: Emilie Hetland
Stavanger Arts Council, Norway

GULLIVER'S TRAVELS

Director: Jake Smith
Alexandra Theatre, Chichester

 

Associate/Assistant Credits

THE LAST SHIP
(2019)

Choreographer: Lucy Hind
Princess of Wales, Toronto CA

THREEPENNY OPERA

Choreographer: Caitlin Fretwell Walsh
Royal Academy of Music

THREE LITTLE PIGS

Choreographer: Ewan Jones
International Tour - Kenny Wax Productions

TALES OF HOFFMAN Choreographer: Ewan Jones

English Touring Opera

 

COMMERCIAL

PUMA
Break the Mold '18

Director: Alexander Darby
Osiko Films

TOPSHOP
Holographic Jacket '17

Director: Alexander Darby
Osiko Films

CASEHUB

Director: Vanya Gostev
Studio REC

 

MUSIC

GIRLI
Up & Down

Director: Vasilisa Forbes
Lowkey Films & Virgin EMI Records

THE FRATELLIS
Stand Up Tragedy

Director: Alexander Darby
Osiko Films & Cooking Vinyl

NINA NESBITT
Best You Had

Director: Alexander Darby
Osiko Films & Cooking Vinyl

ANNA OF THE NORTH
Lovers

Director: Alexander Darby
Atlantic Records

SAN BLAS
Kiss From Argentina

Director: Ben Cohen
Zoya Films
TRIOLE
 

Director: Asli Umut Demirbilek
Studio Asbo & Curious Box Productions

 

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