James Ellzy began his dance training at Northwestern University in 1989.  He performed primarily in musical theater until starting with modern dance in 1999 in San Diego.  While in San Diego, he danced primarily with San Diego Dance Theatre and the California Ballet Company.  He also performed with Butterworth Dance Company and LaDiego Dance Theater. He directed the Gay Men’s Chorus of San Diego’s productions of Oliver Button is a Sissy and Nutcracker: Men in Tights. In 2004, he was invited to serve as one of the international judges for Showcase!, the Australian national dance competition. 

Since moving to DC in 2008, James has performed with Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company and the DC Cowboys.  He serves many roles in GMCW depending on the concert: singer, dancer, dance captain, choreographer, stage director, and audition co-coordinator…and delights in them all! By day, James is a family physician at the Defense Health Agency.