Tobin James


Tobin James graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a BFA in Modern dance. While in Philadelphia, she was also a member of the Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO). After college she attended the Martha Graham Center for Contemporary Dance where she received a full scholarship and completed their training program. She danced with The Martha Graham Ensemble (Graham 2) before launching a freelance career in the Christian music industry as a dancer and choreographer. As a solo dance artist she accompanied musical artists such as Steve Green, and Bill and Gloria Gaither. She performed and choreographed on video projects for Ron Kenoly, and Cece Winans. She toured for five seasons with “The Young Messiah Tour” featuring Sandi Patti, Larnell Harris, and Carman, to name a few, and staged the dance for the Emmanuel tour. For four years Tobin was the Dance Coordinator for the Christian Artists’ Music Seminar in Estes Park, Colorado. Tobin was a full scholarship recipient for the NARB Craft of Choreography conference. She has choreographed for Philadanco, Ballet Magnificat, Sight and Sound Theatres, The Continental Singers, Dramatic Truth School of the Arts, The Culture House Academy of the Performing Arts and Störling Dance Theater. Tobin is currently the Associate Artistic Director of Störling Dance Theater, most known for their landmark production, Underground which she co-choreographed with Artistic Director Mona Störling-Enna. This wife and mother of four, in her spare time, serves as an Adjunct Professor for The University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music and Dance, where she teaches Graham based modern technique. She is on the Modern faculty for The Kansas City Ballet School, Dramatic Truth School of the Arts and The Culture House Academy of Performing Arts. She has taught for the Southwest Festival of Regional Dance America and continues to teach for various organizations at workshops, and intensives.

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