The Australian Ballet School, Melbourne.
Apprenticeship with The Australian Ballet and The Australian Ballet Dancers Company (2010-2012)
Bavarian State Ballet, Munich (2013- 2017)
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens (2017-present)
James Lyttle has danced wide range of classical and contemporary repertoire including soloist roles such as Claire and Alexander Pas de deux, Illusions - like Swan Lake (John Neumeier), Asteras International Gala Tokyo, Role of Espada, Don Quixote (Ai-Gul Gasina after M.Petipa), soloist in Zugvogel (Jiri Kylian), soloist in Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (Aszure Barton), demi-Solo in men’s variation Raymonda (Ray Barra after M.Petipa), 2nd movement demi-solo, Symphony in C (Balanchine), Lady of the Camellias (John Cranko), men's demi-solo, Birthday Offering - Scene de Ballet (Frederick Ashton), Solor’s friends, La Bayadere (Patrice Bart after M. Petipa).
He has also performed other works such as: Onegin (John Cranko), Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (John Neumeier), The Nutcracker (John Neumeier), Artifact (William Forsythe), Goldberg Variations (Jerome Robbins), Paquita (Alexeï Ratmansky), The Rite of Spring (Mary Wigman), Metric Dozen (Richard Siegal), Once Upon an Ever After (Terence Kohler), Biped (Merce Cunningham), Choreartium (Leonid Massine), Le Corsaire (Ivan Liska), Sheherazade (Mikhail Fokine), Gisele (Peter Wright after M. Petipa), Spartakus (Yury Grigorovich), Passenger (Simone Sandroni), If only I knew (Wladmir Fuccini) and more.
Creations: Paradise Stuttgart Ballet 2015 Noverre Society (Maged Mohamed) Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (Aszure Barton)
Awarded ''Most Promising Dancer'' at the Cecchetti International Competition (2008), Calgary, Canada
Lucie Saranova, Gold Medal, Australia
Victorian Cecchetti Gold Medal, Australia
2015 Asteras International Ballet Gala, Tokyo, Japan.
2015 Nouvere Society Gala, Stuttgart, Germany.
2016 Munich Arts Gala, Germany.
2016 Artistic Ballet Gala, Osaka, Japan.