Thanks for stopping by! My name is Amber James, I'm an Arizona girl turned Virginia-based actor and international dog-spotter. I currently live in Staunton, Virginia with my husband, Colton, and two cats, Luna and Mabel.
I started performing when I was very young and a few years after that, my parents decided to move my theatrics to an actual stage. My budding love for the arts first led me to the violin, then choir, and I finally found my true home in a middle school musical theatre class. I graduated in 2016 from Southern Utah University with a B.F.A. in Classical Acting and made the move "back east" shortly thereafter. I received my Master of Letters in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin University in May 2021 and will receive my Master of Fine Arts from the same program in May 2022.
I loved reading books as a young child because I could see myself within the story - each word I read nurtured my own empathy and expanded my creativity. And while I still love books, it was always a solo adventure - I craved more. When I discovered acting, I realized that I could collaborate with other humans to create the same effect for a whole room full of people.
Creating art that connects people - to each other, to themselves, to the world around them - THAT is why I do what I do. Now, let's create some good art together!