Being born and growing up in Los Angeles, Jim is a true Hollywood kid. He has worked in Los Angeles as a performer (actor and dancer), choreographer, educator and talent representative for over a decade. A former Hollywood High School Performing Arts Center alumni (graduates include comedy legend Carol Burnett, singer Brandy and the late John Ritter) and Joe Tremaine Dance Center Scholarship student, Jim wishes to bring integrity and passion to the art form he loves most. His comedic style and knack for making dance students understand quickly first established him as a highly sought after teacher in the Los Angeles area and throughout the United States to instruct private workshops and teach on conventions and competitions. A firm believer in strong, classical technique mixed with current trends and styles, he was seen teaching on guest, substitute or permanent faculty at over 12 different studios across southern California and judging for over 30 dance and cheer competitions nationwide. In 2010 he was nominated for “Dance Judge of the Year” by the Spirit Industry Trade Association and asked to serve on the advisory board for the Young Choreographers Festival. Later that same year, he left DDO and opened his own talent management company called The Movement. The Movement was the first management company of its kind. Dedicated exclusively to the careers of choreographers and dance educators. After two highly successful years of talent management, he returned to agenting, only now as partner and president of his own agency. Together with dance icon and entrepreneur Bill Bohl, he has formed a new talent agency exclusively dedicated to dance called MTA or The "Movement Talent Agency". He and Bill are very excited to begin moving toward a new design in dance representation and setting new standards of excellence in their field.