James Whiteside

James Whiteside is redefining the meaning of multihyphenate as a principal dancer and choreographer for American Ballet Theatre, hilarious pop music performer, drag queen, host of the “Front Row with James Whiteside” podcast, and author of Center Center: A Funny, Sexy, Sad Almost Memoir of a Boy in Ballet. He began his ballet training at age nine at the D’Valda & Sirico Dance and Music Centre in Fairfield, CT. After completing his training, he was a principal dancer with Boston Ballet until 2012 and has been a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre since 2013, dancing principal roles in Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Romeo & Juliet, Giselle, and many more. Additionally, Whiteside has choreographed for pop stars Mariah Carey and Taylor Swift. He continues to choreograph for music videos, commercials, film and ballet including New American Romance and City of Women for American Ballet Theatre and Marilyn’s Funeral for The Juilliard School. He also performs pop music under the stage name JbDubs. He writes and produces his own music and choreographs his performances and music videos, which have viewership in the millions. Whiteside’s social media channels have nearly one million followers and his sponsorships include brands such as St. Germain, Sonos, Uber, and more.  Whiteside has completed Harvard Business School’s Crossover Into Business program.