From stage to screen, James Kinney's celebrated artistic vision has established him as a respected voice in the world of dance entertainment.
Kinney was named BroadwayWorld's Best Choreographer for his work on Phoenix Theatre's NEWSIES, and Casa Mañana's Children of Eden, created celebrated pieces for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS annual Easter Bonnet Celebration at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway, and created world-premier pieces for Fire Island Dance Festival and Hudson Valley Dance Festival, as well as several ballets in repetoire with New Jersey Ballet.  Kinney's choreography has been seen on such iconic stages as The Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center, The Old Globe, The Kimmel Center and The Marquis Theatre on Broadway. Mr. Kinney's work has also bridged the worlds of dance and fashion, having directed and choreographed acclaimed events for Hermès of Paris.
Today, his work can be seen on stages and television screens around the country, with over 50 musical theatre productions choreographed under his belt. He's become known as a vital asset in creating new and innovative movement for musical theatre, the concert dance world, film and television, and live events, all while staying uniquely true to his artistic vision of smart, meaningful movement, oozing with style.
Official Selection
Anyone
2021 Utah Dance Film Festival
Orem, Utah
2029
Official Selection
Lady Be Good
Official Selection - Divulge Dancers' Film Festival
La Jolla, CA
2021
Official Selection
Lady Be Good
Official Selection - INDIE SHORTS AWARDS CANNES
Cannes
2021
Official Selection
Lady Be Good
Official Selection - Inspired Dance Film Festival
Sydney
2021
Official Selection
Lady Be Good
Official Selection - Los Angeles Dance Shorts Film Festival
Los Angeles
2021
Official Selection
Lady Be Good
Official Selection - New York Shorts International Film Festival
New York
2021
Nominee
Lady Be Good
Nominee - Phoenix Shorts
Phoenix, AZ
2021
Finalist
Lady Be Good
Finalist - Global Shorts
Los Angeles, CA
2021
Winner - Best Cinematography
Lady Be Good
Award Winner - Experimental, Dance & Music Film Festival
Toronto
2021
Award Winner - Best Music Video
Lady Be Good
Award Winner - New York Independent Cinema Awards
New York City
2021
Finalist
Melancholy Man
Finalist - Global Shorts
Los Angeles, CA
2021
Official Selection
Melancholy Man
LA Experimental Dance, Music Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2021
Official Selection
Melancholy Man
Austin Dance Festival - DANCE ON FILM
Austin, TX
2021
Official Selection
Melancholy Man
Ziel Dance & Film Festival
New York, NY
2021
Official Selection
Melancholy Man
Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival
Palm Springs, CA
2021
Official Selection
Melancholy Man
Official Selection - New York Shorts International Film Festival
New York, NY
2021
Best Dance Clip
Melancholy Man
Award Winner - Phoenix Shorts
Phoenix, AZ
2021
Official Selection
Anyone
Screen Dance International
Detroit, MI
2021
Official Selection
Anyone
2021 Opine Dance Film Festival
Philadelphia, PA
2021
Best Performance
Anyone
2021 Experimental Film and Music Video Festival
2021
Official Selection
Anyone
Artists For Hope Film Festival
Houston, TX
2021
Official Selection
Anyone
2020 Phoenix Monthly Short Film Festival
Phoenix, AZ
Official Selection
Anyone
2020 Venice Shorts
Venice
Award Winner
Anyone
2020 New York Short Film Festival
Birth Date
November 3
Birth City
El Paso, TX
Current City
Manhattan
Hometown
Jacksonville Bch, FL
Gender
Male
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