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James A. Pierce III

Anastasia (on Broadway); The Lion King (on Broadway)

James A. Pierce III is a graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, class of 2005. Among their many accomplishments in a successful and diverse career, they are an AUDELCO Award Winner, Broadway veteran, Jerome Robbins Scholar, producer, teaching artist, advocate, activist and volunteer.  They have danced in some of the most prestigious companies including, Martha Graham Dance Company, BalletMet Columbus, Ballet Hispanico, Ailey 2, Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Danco 2. They have guested with Pilobolus, Adams Company Dance, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Von Ussar Danceworks, Opus Dance, Dance Theatre of Lynchburg, and performed at the Kennedy Center 4 times. In addition to 9 years on Broadway, they’ve acted in plays, musicals, readings, and virtual performances with La Mama Experimental Theatre Center, Manhattan Repertory Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, MCC Theater, Chain Theatre, Dixon Place, Arts on Site, National Queer Theater, Random Access Theatre, and Paper Mill Playhouse. Pierce has done a dozen national and local TV commercials and print ads and continues to work on short and independent films, tv pilots, and web series.