James Fuller is from Irvine, California, and was trained at Ballet Pacifica Conservatory. In 2004, James received a Youth America Grand Prix scholarship to study at the Boston Ballet School, where he completed his final year of training. James apprenticed with Oregon Ballet Theatre for a year before enrolling at Harvard University. At Harvard, James performed works by choreographers such as Paul Taylor, Martha Graham, George Balanchine, and Alvin Ailey. In the summers, James studied modern dance with the Paul Taylor Dance Company, American Dance Festival, and Beijing LDTX. James directed the Harvard Ballet Company in 2009 and graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of the Arts in Philosophy, a secondary field in dramatic arts, and a language citation in Urdu-Hindi. At graduation, he received the Suzanne Farrell Dance Prize for outstanding artistry in the field of dance and the David McCord Prize from Mather House for highest contribution to art and literature at Harvard. James is a member of Ballet Austin and has performed in original works by Stephen Mills, including Though the Earth Gives Way and Belle Redux, danced in Balanchine's Allegro Brillante and Agon, and performed with the National Choreographers Initiative. In the summers, James oversees Houston City Dance's summer intensive and choreographs for the company.