James L. Huggins began his technical training at the age of 18. He has his undergraduate degree from Buffalo State College where he majored in Arts and Letters with a concentration in dance and music. While in college he was a member of the Buffalo State College Dance Company for two years. He has also danced for several other dance companies such as Via Dance Theater, TASTE Dancers, and JB Dance Troupe. Since graduation, James has danced with the NYC Dance Arts Company. He currently is a teaching consultant for Brighton Ballet Theater where he teachers African Modern, African Fusion, Jazz and hip hop dance at Brighton Ballet Theater/School of Russian American Ballet in the New York City Public Schools through BBT's arts residency program.