Julie began studying SRT with Joan Skinner, Robert Davidson and Kris Wheeler at the University of Washington in the 1980’s and continued her studies after moving to New York City and eventually became certified in 1993. She was featured in Robert’s first evening-length Aerial Dance work, Meister Eckhart, and soon afterwards began to do her own Aerial work.
Her dance company, Fly-by-Night Dance, is based in New York City and offers a somatic approach to Aerial Dance as well as teaching and performing residencies. The company was awarded the CUNY Dance Initiative at John Jay College in Manhattan for which they created a workshop and performance based on the Buddhist concept of joy in everyday life.
In addition to teaching somatic trapeze dance, Julie is an Adjunct Professor of Dance at Wagner College where she integrates somatic learning into traditional floor dance technique and improvisation. She has a MA in Dance and Dance Education from Teachers College at Columbia University and a Dance MFA is from George Washington University.
She has written about SRT (a chapter in Manny Emsly’s book, Skinner Releasing a Movement and Dance Practice and contributed to Martha Eddy’s SRT chapter in Mindful Movement) and has presented various aspects of SRT at somatic conferences in the U.S..
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