James Caton

Associate Teaching Professor, Dance

James Caton attended the New York School of Ballet on full scholarship, studying with Richard Thomas and Barbara Fallis. Mr. Caton has been a member of Ballet Metropolitan and the Eglevsky Ballet, under the direction of Edward Villella.

He has also danced with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Chicago Ballet and the Florida Ballet. He has performed many principal and soloist roles including Mercutio in Ruth Page’s Romeo And Juliet, Gurn in August Bournanville’s La Sylphide and the leading man in George Balanchine’s Allegro Brilliante And Valse Fantasie. Mr. Caton has danced nearly every male role in various productions of The Nutcracker.

Mr. Caton served as Dance Consultant/Choreographer for the feature film Passed Away. At CMU, he has done staging and choreography for many productions including Kiss Me Kate, As You Like It, The Hostage, Assassins, One Red Flower, The Duchess of Malfi and Tough Nut Cabaret. Mr. Caton teaches and serves as Ballet Master for both Classical and contemporary ballets at the “International Summerdance program at Point Park University.”