Randy James, Founding Artistic Director of 10 Hairy Legs
, has made a significant impact in the field of dance for more than three decades locally, regionally, nationally and internationally as a highly regarded dancer, choreographer, teacher, guest lecturer, panelist and staunch advocate of the arts. His impact in the field led The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation to cite him as "The Patron Saint of New Jersey dance" in 2010. As a choreographer, James has created more than 40 works on his own companies and on 16 other professional companies throughout the United States, garnering positive reviews from The New York Times
and The Village Voice
. The New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State honored him three times with Choreography Fellowships in recognition of his artistic excellence and named him "Distinguished Teaching Artist."