James Gilmer

Pittsburgh, PA | Soloist | Joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2011

James Gilmer attended the Pittsburgh School for the Creative and Performing Arts and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School before joining Cincinnati Ballet as part of the Second Company. Gilmer has been promoted each year: to Apprentice in 2012, Corps de Ballet for the 13-14 50th Anniversary Season and Soloist for the 15-16 Season. “Dance is my passion,” says Gilmer. “It is when I can totally express myself.”  He choreographed a piece, Current, for the 2015 Inaugural Choreography Workshop at Cincinnati Ballet, which was danced by members of the Second Company. This summer he danced in Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, a contemporary ballet company in San Francisco.

Sponsors: Helen & John Habbert and Hollie & James Kinerk

Fun fact: James is an avid weight lifter. He trains at LA Fitness at least 5 days a week!

World Ballet Day 2015

Featuring James Gilmer

In honor of #WorldBalletDay, we took on the challenge to Dance Anywhere! Cincinnati Ballet Dancers James Gilmer and Christina LaForgia took to the streets of Cincinnati to perform Gabriel Gaffney Smith’s “Untitled” in some of our favorite neighborhood spots.

Favorite Roles

Competitions & Awards

Photography: Peter Mueller

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