Rosemary James assumed the role of Rehearsal Director in 1992 after a successful career performing with Toronto Dance Theatre. She has mentored, taught, coached, and remounted the choreographies of Christopher House, former Artistic Director of TDT (1994-2022). In this position she continues to direct rehearsals, teach, and participate in collaborations with artistic, administrative, and production teams. James taught in the Professional Training Program at DAI (formerly The School of Toronto Dance Theatre) from 1987-2023 and was the Training and Performing Associate from 2009-2021, under the expert leadership of Patricia Fraser (1993-2021). She has taught modern dance courses at York University and is currently a contract lecturer at Toronto Metropolitan University. James is passionate about sharing the Martha Graham Technique with future generations of dancers. She is also teaching this valuable and foundational movement vocabulary at Performing Dance Arts. In 2021, she initiated and interviewed former TDT colleagues in an audio series, Reconnecting with Black Dancers from the 80’s and Early 90’s. As well in 2021, she collaborated with Mary Jane Warner to produce the film tribute, Celebrating Patricia Beatty: Artist, Choreographer, Teacher. On January 27, 2023, James was honoured with The Charles Augins Inspirational Artist Award from the International Association of Blacks in Dance for her dedication and contribution to the dance community. James holds a Bachelor and Master of Arts in dance from York University.