James Aiden Kay is artistic co-director of Traceworks Dance, a dance artist, choreographer and teacher. He trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance gaining a first-class honours degree in Contemporary Dance. James then toured around the UK and Europe performing with EDGE, the postgraduate dance company of London Contemporary Dance School.


James has extensive experience as a performer and choreographer touring around the world for numerous projects and companies at prestigious venues including the Royal Opera House, Hackney Empire, Wilton’s Music Hall, the Royal Albert Hall for BBC Proms and in new creations for Hack Ballet, IJAD Dance Company, Summit Dance Theatre in Switzerland, Canada and the UK, Eldarin Yeong Studio in Taiwan and the UK, Slot Machine Theatre, Classic Ballet UK, Purefeo in Malta and the UK and The Kosh filmed by ITV & BBC News. James has danced for the Cohan Collective on three residences and was in rehearsal for Robert Cohan's work Communion with Yorke Dance Project.


As a community dance teacher, James works regularly for The Place and BalletBoyz and is the director of BalletBoyz Youth Company. He also teaches the Kingston based classes in South West London for Traceworks Dance.


James has an MA (passed with distinction) from London Contemporary Dance School, focusing on how to make contemporary dance accessible to a wider audience.

James Aiden Kay (Photo | Ivar Sviestins)