James Cruzen

James Cruzen2020-07-10T08:19:27+00:00


James has been teaching and facilitating for over two decades. Graduating from UCSD with a philosophy degree, he followed the obvious career path of professional swing dancer – for 15+ years he traveled the world to teach American swing dance. This passion led him to found two companies: one that helps couples improve their relationship through authentic relating and another that coaches business professionals on how to lead powerfully with body presence.

What I Do At Ziksana

James is a facilitator for Ziksana’s creative workshops. He has a natural way of putting a room at ease and drawing out possibility through play.

How I like To Play

James enjoys partner dancing with his sweetheart, listening to great jazz, dinner parties with friends, relay races, board games, and geeking out on philosophy. He also loves visiting France (where he lived as a kid) and Germany (where his partner is from) every year.