Ballet dancers have the best butts. Better than baseball players, football players, basketball players, or any ball players. Case in point is James Whiteside, Principal Dancer for the American Ballet. The hours of toil and trouble to refine a body into such a well-oiled machine are often wondered-at for a career that is notoriously short. Many dancers flare brilliantly for a few seasons, then by choice, or more often necessity, shift into something else. The demands of the ballet take their toll on the most resilient and strong of body and mind. Mr. Whiteside looks to be defying the odds of such-short-lived glory.
To hedge the bets, however, he also has an alter-ego, JbDubs, who moonlights as a pop singer and dance artist. On his official website is this more-succinct encapsulation of his career:
He writes/produces his music and choreographs his performances and music videos. JbDubs’ original music video for his song “I Hate My Job” has been featured on high profile websites and blogs such as: Perez Hilton, The Huffington Post, After Elton, and Instinct Magazine as well as in various print magazines around the world (Shangay Spain, Up2U Thailand, MTV3 Finland, and many more). His work has been featured on the Here!tv network shows “BOOMBOX” and “She’s Living For This” which are broadcast to all major cable network providers.
JbDubs released his debut album, “Free To Love”, independently in 2011, his sophomore album, “OINK” in 2012, and an EP titled “Hey JB!” in 2013. He is a seasoned performer and is known for his upbeat pop numbers and choreography.
He is an openly gay pop singer with artistic experience, musical instinct, and killer dance moves.
Oh, and then there’s this: The Fanny Bounce. ‘Nuff said.