Recognized as ‘one of the foremost dance artists in the country' (The Dance Current),Julia Sasso choreographs extensively for the concert stage as well as for feature film, theatre and television. Her choreography has been commissioned and presented throughout Canada, in the United States and abroad. Launched in 2000, Julia Sasso dances is a vehicle for Sasso’s striking ensemble creations. Celebrated by audiences and critics alike for the virtuosity of both the choreography and its execution, outstanding full-length company productions include Beauty (2003), the betrayal project (2006), Túl a folyón/Beyond the River (2009) and SLoE (2012). Sasso performed internationally with Toronto’s Dancemakers for sixteen seasons and continues to create and perform independently. Highly regarded as a teacher and artistic mentor Sasso is a faculty member of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre’s Professional Training Program and York University’s Department of Dance.
Sasso was introduced to SRT in a weekend workshop with Stephanie Skura in Toronto in1994. She has studied, interrogated and practiced the technique ever since. Sasso became a certified teacher of SRT in 2004. SRT has impacted, informed and enhanced every facet of Sasso's artistic practice and of her life in general. As a faculty member in York University's Department of Dance (since 2005), Sasso facilitates classes in SRT at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. As a faculty member in The School of Toronto Dance Theatre's Professional Training Program (since 1994) Sasso facilitates classes in SRT and draws on its principles in the delivery of courses in choreography, composition, improvisation and contemporary movement techniques.