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James Felton

4950 West Lake Rd Lapeer MI, 48446

(810) 441-9727
A Professional In Progress
Impassioned young artist excited to pursue a major in Dance at Western Michigan University starting Fall
2017. With a reputation of commitment and hard work to his art he is driven to make the most of the
training he receives.
Skills: Teach, assist, and coach dance classes and rehearsals of all genres and styles. Ability to train and
shape the understanding of ballet and dance elements to a wide range of ages spanning
from ages 7-77. Choreographs award winning solo and group routines for competitive groups. Expected
to collaborate effectively with other teachers and choreographers on dances as well as running classes.
Career Goals:
Perform professionally in an esteemed company and eventually work on faculty for a non profit
performing arts school.
Academic Success:
Pre-college GPA- 3.6
High Honors (2013-present)
Varsity Letter in Academics (2015-2016)
Dual enrolling University of Michigan Flint Humanities (fall and winter 2016-2017)
AP Language and Composition and AP Environmental Science (2015-2016)
CAPStone Program at Center for Innovations (2016-2017)
National Honor Society (2015-present)
Accepted into Western Michigans Dance Program (Fall 2017)
Scholarship Finalist for WMUs Dance Program
Recognition and Service:
Graphite Portrait accepted to LCS Art Show (2015)
Ceramic Vase accepted into Michigan Youth Arts Festival (2016)
National Honor Society Tutoring and school clean ups (2016)
Scholarship finalist WMU Dance Program (2016)
Recipient of Gene Gavin Dance Scholarship
Recipient of New Dancer Scholarship at WMU (2016-2018)
Member of award winning competitive dance team at The Dance Connection (2010-2015)
Summer Advanced Ballet Intensive at Flint Institute of Music (2015-2016)
Collage Dance Collectives Raise The Barre Summer Intensive (2016)
Member of Flint Youth Ballet with classes and rehearsals up to 12 hours a week (2015-2016)
FSPAs Annual Nutcracker at The Whiting (2015-2016)
Soloist roles as Mouse King, Harlequin and Russian Soloist (2016)

Work Experience:
Manager at The Dawg Haus (2015-2016)
Cooking variety of coney style food while maintaining customer satisfaction and health
Assitant Teacher at The Dance Connection (2014-2016)
Teacher at The Dance Connection (2015-2016)
Babysitter and General Lawn Care (2013-2016)
Driving children all over mid michigan to extra curriculars as well as feeding them and
cleaning up after them
Maintaining role as positive male influence
Banquet Server at Devils Ridge Golf Course (2016)

James Felton
4950 West Lake Rd Lapeer MI, 48446
(810) 441-9727
Bussing glasses and flatware, setting up for large events such as weddings and golf
outings, serving food is variety of ways, as well as keeping guests satisfied.
Preparing appetizers and salads