James “Cricket” Colter
James “Cricket” Colter is world renowned as a respected, professional street dancer, well-versed visual artist (sequential art, children's book illustrations, etc), and director. He is a founding member of Rennie Harris Puremovement and worked with the company for over 16 years. His own work includes teaching at hip hop festivals worldwide and being a featured dancer in television commercials and music videos for recording artists Boys II Men, KRS-1, Will Smith, Eve, and Madonna. He has toured and worked with, among others, Bill "Crutch Master" Shannon, Tamango Van Cayseeleas, and Jonzi D. He believes that the boundaries of theater can be pushed by adding the urban, hip hop aesthetic to costume design, set design, soundscapes, etc. and that through hip hop, complex stories can be told. To this end, he has recently founded his own company Crazy-Natives to actualize these viewpoints.