James is Miss Purr's husband and assists her in running the school and also the uniform/dancewear Shop. James specifically oversees the administration, accounting,website and invoicing areas of the school.
James graduated with a Business Finance degree from the University of Cape Town(UCT) in 1997. In 2000 he began his formal music studies, graduating with a Performers Diploma in Opera from the UCT Opera School in 2003.
James and Miss Purr met whilst both performing in the World Tour of the Phantom of the Opera, in the ensemble as the Phantom understudy and as a Corps de Ballet dancer respectively. James has 10 years experience as a Fund accountant in financial services in South Africa and London which he has managed to squeeze in between performing professionally on stage in musical theatre over the same period.
James hopes to be able to use this unique experience in both the business and arts worlds to contribute to the successful running of the Welland School of Dancing.