Dr Nathan James has been a member of the ISTD for over 20 years and is very honoured to be part of the Tap and Modern examining team. Performing professionally in musical theatre, Nathan’s passion for teaching has led to him working in many vocational colleges in the UK. He is currently the Director of HE Programmes at the Urdang Academy, managing the degree programmes and the ISTD DDE courses, alongside teaching at Dupont Dance Stage School and lecturing at the University of Wolverhampton.

Nathan is very proud to have become a member of the ISTD Tap Faculty as his passion for Tap is at the forefront of his ongoing CPD, where he regularly attends masterclasses and festivals in the USA. Nathan gained at MA in Professional Practice with distinction from Middlesex University and was awarded a PhD in Dance in 2018 from the University of Roehampton, where he focused on the work of film choreographers in MGM musicals. In addition to teaching and examining, Nathan is a dance adjudicator for the British and International Federation and All England Dance competitions. 

Nathan is excited to be invited to adjudicate at the Bristol Dance Eisteddfod.

Dr Nathan James