Jim Bunting graduated from the University of the Arts in 1995, receiving his BFA in Dance. He then danced professionally with Koresh Dance Company for 9 years. Jim has been teaching dance for over 17 years and was the owner of Rittenhouse Dance Academy from 2000 to 2006. He has taught Master Classes at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts in both their Dance and Theater departments, at St. Bonaventure in New York, and at Colorado University in Colorado Springs.
In 1999, Jim was awarded the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts grant for Original Choreography. Jim choreographed for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in 2004 and 2007, for the Pennsylvania Ballet at the Forrest Theatre, and for Shut Up and Dance in 2005. In addition, Jim teaches private and group classes in Salsa, Argentine Tango, and Tango Jazz.