Look for CCM Dance alumnus James Cunningham in the pages of Dance Magazine this month! The recent graduate is featured in the February 2013 issue, reflecting on his pursuit of a career in dance. You can view the story online here.
Originally from Colorado Springs, Cunningham is currently in his fifth season as a corps member of the Cincinnati Ballet, which he joined as a junior at CCM. Qualified CCM Dance students have the opportunity to perform with professional regional dance companies like Cincinnati Ballet while continuing their studies at the conservatory.
Cunningham attended CCM as an honors scholar and graduated with a BFA in Ballet in 2010.
Highlights of Cunningham’s Cincinnati Ballet career so far include dancing the roles of Puck in Victoria Morgan’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Escamillo in Amedeo Amodio’s Carmen.
In his Dance Magazine article, Cunningham reflects on how he came to decide on a career in dance, discussing the intensity of the process—he feels dance is the “ultimate exercise to engage both mind and body,”—and how at the same time, the continual discovery inherent in that process is a “sweet escape” for him.
Read more here.