Annmarie Clifton James
Annmarie started dancing at the young age of 3 where she quickly found a passion and love for performing through dancing, competing, training and performing in the South West of WA. By 2019 Annmarie was training at Dunsborough Ballet company, Dunsborough School of Ballet and Leeuwin College of Performance where she was then offered the opportunity to further her Dance studies.
After completing year 12, Annmarie was accepted into the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2020, where she continued her Contemporary training as a student in the Bachelor course.
Annmarie graduated WAAPA in 2022 as the most “Outstanding Bachelor student” having received the Dance Theatre of WA award and the 2022 Palisade award.
Annmarie has decided to continue on her path to a professional career in Dance having been accepted into LINK Dance Company for 2023.
Annmarie has worked with and performed for renowned choreographers including Raywen Hill, Laura Boynes, Michael Whaites, Kynan Hughes, Adelina Larsson and Daisy Sanders. Annmarie has spent time with the Australasian Dance Collective in Brisbane along with CO3, the Contemporary Dance Company in Perth.
Annmarie teaches and has taught her dynamic and inspiring classes at Dance schools around Perth including K2 Dance, The Western Australian Performance School, Vogue Performers, The Graduate College of Dance, Gail Meade Performing Arts Centre and Elan Dance Establishment.
Annmarie is currently completing her Dance (honours) degree at WAAPA whilst channeling her passion and wealth of technical experience into teaching, choreographing and coaching aspiring dancers young and old.