(Member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGVA, DEA, DMA, and CEA) He has a M.F.A in Dance from the University of California- Irvine with an emphasis in choreography, along with a B.A. in Theater from the University of Maryland.
He has choreographed for numerous national tours, dance concerts and industrials including: Bring Back Broadway for the musical theater performances at the Washington Smithsonian's, Carnival "Choreographers' Showcase" in L.A., PBS Concert "Blaze", NBC’s America’s Got Talent, CBS’s Live to Dance, national tour of "In The Mood", University of California - Dance Escape and New Slate, University of Michigan, University of Iowa, Tapping Dads, Mira Costa College’s Fall and Spring Dance Concerts, productions of Sound of Music and Me and My Girl for Azusa Pacific University, Once Upon a Mattress for Great Oak High School, Merridian (starring three mo tenors), Make A Wish Foundation (Katie Couric), and Say Thanks America (White House). You can see his former students in films, TV shows like, "Smash", "So You Think You Can Dance", "Cinderella", "Fame LA", and Broadway shows, "King and I", "Once Upon a Mattress", "West Side Story", “Ghost”, “Adam’s Family”, "Fosse", "Lion King”, “Wicked”, and the Radio City Rockettes.
He has taught for every major dance organization at the regional, national, and international level along with Broadway Dance Center, University of California-Irvine, University of Iowa, Elon University, University of Michigan, Azusa Pacific University, Oklahoma City University, Mira Costa College, 92nd St. Y (Harkness Dance Center) and Alvin Ailey Outreach Student Program in New York City. He travels across the country choreographing competition numbers for dance teams and dance studios. Currently he is the director of Dance Educators of America's summer Musical Theater intensive.
Jimmy’s performing credits include: the Off-Broadway production of The Jazz Singer (Bob), the first national tour of Showboat (Pete), International tour of A Chorus Line (Mark), 42nd St. (Billie), George M (George), Crazy for You (Wyatt), Can-Can (Theophille) and the original cast of Quilt - A Musical Celebration. He has performed at the movie premieres of Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pocahontas (with Vanessa Williams), 101 Dalmatians, and Toy Story. Command performances include the White House (President Ronald Reagan, George Bush and Bill Clinton) and The Kennedy Center. Jimmy believes that dancers use their bodies as their canvas to create their art. To dance is to make the audience feel something about humanity that they haven’t felt or been exposed to before. Jimmy would especially love to thank his wonderful family, Lainie, James and Sela Rose. I love you with all my heart and soul.