JIM BALLARD (Ozzie) is a veteran at The Shedd Institute for the Arts, having performed in well over a dozen productions. He has skills in dance, voice, and acting, as well as scuba diving, teaching, stage combat, and cooking. Jim has performed with the dance company Ballet Fantastique and was last seen with them in Scarlet Flower. He also performs with the dance company Dance Ability. Jim has recently been taking on the world of film and will be staring in an independent film titled 8 Types of Crazy, which will be submitted to the Sundance Film Festival. Jim is very thrilled and excited to be playing the role of Ozzie. He feels so lucky to be surrounded by such a talented cast and crew.