Producing Artistic Director
JULIA is the founding Artistic Director of Lucky Plush Productions. She has created over 25 works with the company including 11 evening-length productions, several of which have toured extensively throughout the US. Other choreography credits include Lookingglass Theatre's The Great Fire, Walkabout Theater's Mama: A Play for Voices, Redmoon's Project Y, and River North Chicago Dance Company's Oasis and Between Three, among others. She is a former member of the San Francisco Ballet and ensemble member of XSIGHT! Performance Group. Julia is the recipient of the 2013 Alpert Award in Dance, a fellowship from the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, a Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist Award, a Cliff Dwellers Choreography Award, two Illinois Arts Council Fellowships for Choreography, a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, and a 2014 Fractured Atlas Arts Entrepreneurship Award for her work with Creative Partners. Her work for Lucky Plush Productions has been supported by awards from National Endowment for the Arts, NEFA's National Dance Project, and National Performance Network, among others. She received her BA in History from Northwestern University, her MFA in Performance from the School of the Art Institute Chicago, and she has taught in the dance and theater programs of several Chicago-area colleges and universities. She is currently a Lecturer and Dance Advisor at University of Chicago's department of Theater and Performance Studies.