James Wheatley
President of the Board of Directors and Artistic Director

Founding the Celebration Dance Company in 1976, James Wheatley brought it under the umbrella of Celebration Arts in 1986. He directs the majority of the plays during the annual theater season and teaches dance and choreographs; he is also a playwright. He has notable achievements as an actor, singer and dancer, winning six Elly acting awards and an Elly for his original play, Petra. James Wheatly received a Life Time Achievement award from the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance and the Sacramento Chapter of the Links, Inc