James Viveiros is a graduate of both the Grant MacEwan College Music Theatre and Dance Programs in Edmonton Alberta. He is a former company member of LA COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD (CMC) from the fall of 1999 to the summer of 2016. For the past seventeen years, James has performed in contemporary dance festivals around the world. He has also worked with HOP Martha Carter, Suzanne Miller and Alvin Pavio productions, Movement 7, The Brian Webb Dance Company, Edmonton Opera, The Citadel Theatre, Workshop West and Leave it to Jane Theatre. He has been seen in works by Tania Alvarado, Martha Carter, Tony Chong, Dominic Porte. In 2009 James was a recipient of a Gemini award (film and television) along side the other company members of CMC, for best performance in a Performing Arts Program or series for bODY_rEMIX/les_vARIATIONS_gOLDBERG, by CMC. In 2015, to 2017 he was awarded funding on two occasions from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec (CALQ) to become a certified Gaga teacher and studied with Batsheva under the direction of Ohad Naharin in Tel Aviv, Israel. He also works as a rehearsal director and choreographic assistant to Collective La Tresse. James solo “MELT” ( a prefix for a prayer ) will premier this September 2017 in Montreal.