James Batchelor is a prize-winning choreographer and dancer from Australia. His mission as an artist is to make work that inspires curiosity, shifts expectations, expands awareness and creates possibilities. He aspires to finding new ways to make dance into a conversation, a collaboration and an interchange. Batchelor studied dance at the Victorian College of the Arts. Since 2012 he has been commissioned by Chunky Move (“Redshift”), Dance Massive (“Deepspace”), Dancehouse (“Island”), the Keir Choreographic Award (“Metasystems”, “Inhabited Geometries”) and the National Portrait Gallery of Australia (“Smooth Translation”). His choreographies have been seen in Paris, Versailles, Luxemburg, Bassano del Grappa, Chongqing, Bangkok and elsewhere. In 2016 he was resident artist on the Australian marine-research ship RV Investigator, which travelled to sub-Arctic areas and the McDonald Islands. As a performer he has worked with Iván Pérez, Anouk van Dijk (Chunky Move), Antony Hamilton, Prue Lang, Stephanie Lake, Sue Healey and others.