... graduated in 1997 from the Central School of Ballet in London. He was a member of Ballet Schindowski at the Schillertheater NRW for two years. From June to August 1999 the American choreographer, Stephan Koplowitz, engaged him to dance in Tanzlandschaft Ruhr's opening production, "Kokerei-Projekt. Körper Kohle". In September, James MacGillivray appeared with the Temper Temper Dance Company during the Meeting Neuer Tanz Festival.