James Hibbard
Dancer, Actor
CAEA
“From the very start, I don’t remember not wanting to get home from school and practice. I couldn’t wait to get my shoes on and dance.”
– James Hibbard

Jim Hibbard’s professional career has spanned more than fifty years. He has worked in film, television, stage and nightclubs in disciplines such as dancing, singing, acting, choreographing, directing, writing, producing and post production foley work.

Jim’s film work includes Hello Dolly with Barbra Streisand, Gypsy with Natalie Wood, Thoroughly Modern Millie with Julie Andrews, Bye Bye Birdie with Ann-Margret, six films with Elvis Presley, Finian’s Rainbow with Fred Astaire and choreographing A Very Merry Muppet Christmas for Jim Henson’s Production Company. His television work includes choreography for the TV series Where the Action Is for Dick Clark Productions, Peggy Fleming At Sun Valley ( which won two Emmys), The Tom Jones Series, Ann-Margret Super Special ( which also won two Emmys), The Paul Anka Series and the Canadian Express Series. Jim’s stage work includes performing, choreographing and/or directing West Side Story in Los Angeles, Hawaii and Vancouver; Anything Goes in LA and Vancouver; Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Little Shop of Horrors for Theatre Under the Stars and the Arts Club in Vancouver; The Pajama Game for Theatre Under the Stars in Vancouver and the Rainbow Stage in Winnipeg; the world premiere of the rock opera, Tommy, at the Aquarius Theatre in LA; Starting Here Starting Now for the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, Stage West at Edmonton and Calgary and the Arts Club in Vancouver; Guys and Dolls at the Arts Club in Vancouver and the San Diego Playhouse in Southern California. You can see Jim in several dance clips from the movie Hello Dolly in the animated film, Wall-E.

Jim is continually a popular and well respected teacher who’s classes you can find at Harbour Dance Centre.