Founder / Artistic Director

Rhapsody James began her career as a choreographer after receiving her

BFA Purchase College (NY). Born in Brooklyn, her first job was at Sony Music as

an Executive Assistant, which planted the seed for her foray into the commercial

dance industry. James parlayed those roles into appearances on the commercial dance world’s leading stages: MTV's The Grind, VH-1 80's Dance Party, VH-1 Fashion Awards and Lip Service.


James’ accolades in the commercial world opened the door for her to begin teaching at Broadway Dance Center. Today, she continues to be one of the most popular hip-hop teachers and has stewarded relationships between the commercial and concert dance within the studio’s walls. James is also a part of the esteemed faculty of Monsters of Hip Hop Dance Convention and teaches master classes throughout Los Angeles, Miami, Japan, London, Finland, Switzerland, Germany, and Australia.


Her credits include: Beyoncé, Madonna, Ariana Grande, Britney Spears,

Mariah Carey, J.Lo, Trey Songz, Demi Lovato, Diddy- Dirty Money, Kalenna, SEVYN,

The Jonas Brothers, The Pussycat Dolls, The Spice Girls, Cassie, Jay Sean,

Step Up 2: The Streets, Making The Band: Season 4, and commercials for

the NY Lottery, Citron Car Company, and ESPN.


Not one to limit herself or the student’s and dancer’s she works with,

James’ has several programs she continues to pursue artistic inspirations under.

She is: the Artistic Director/ Choreographer of R.E.D. – Rhapsody En Dance;

Director/Creator of a multimedia cabaret show Siren Assassins; and the Artistic

Director of her Commercial Dance Training Program called Motivating Excellence.


All of these ventures allow James the creative outlet to continue pursuing her

unique fusion of various dance styles with all disciplines of art, beyond performance.

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