"Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death."
- Anaïs Nin
JAMES GOWAN, from Phoenix, AZ, began dancing at the age of 16 at Tempe Dance Academy. He will graduate this fall with a BFA in Dance from Point Park University, where he worked under teachers and choreographers Kyle Abraham, Randy Duncan, Christopher Huggins, Keisha Lalama, Emery LeCrone, Garfield Lemonious, and Jason McDole. James has danced as a company member with Texture Contemporary Ballet and River North Dance Chicago. He has performed works by George Balanchine, Robert Battle, Frank Chavez, Randy Duncan, Christopher Gattelli, Dwight Rhoden, and Ashley Roland. James joined DanceWorks Chicago in October 2015.