Originally from North Carolina, James Mills is a part-time fitness instructor and personal trainer here at the J.

James started his fitness career as a professional ballet dancer, having danced with Smuin Ballet (San Francisco), Tulsa Ballet, and Boston Ballet (just to name a few). He’s also a lawyer, having graduated from the University of Florida’s Fredric G. Levin College of Law. We know what you’re thinking: “What can’t James do?”

What brought you out to Denver?

Colorado Ballet first. I danced with them from 2003-2006, then I went to dance in San Francisco, then Florida for grad school, and then my wife found a residency out here (she’s a doctor!)–we met out here.

What’s your fitness specialty?

I’m a Group Ex fitness instructor and a personal trainer. My specialty is helping people optimize their movement patterns.