Julie was born in France, brought up in the French West Indies and grew up in Canada. She discovered her passion for movement at a young age, performing in her school and in her parent’s living room – at the time, her brother was her dancer and partner in crime. At the age of twelve she began her professional dance training at Arts Umbrella in Vancouver under the guidance of artistic director Artemis Gordon. As part of the Arts Umbrella Dance Company, she worked with choreographers such as Emily Molnar, Shawn Hounsell, Matjash Mrozewski, Roberto Campanella, Crystal Pite, Gioconda Barbuto, Serge Benathan and Sabrina Matthews.
Upon graduating from Arts Umbrella, Julie first moved to Toronto to work as a freelance dancer. She performed mainly with ProArteDanza in choreographies of Roberto Campanella, Robert Glumbek, Matjash Mrozewski and Emily Molnar. She then followed her dream and moved to Europe where she joined Kevin O’Day Ballett Nationaltheater Mannheim. As a solist, she took part in many new creations by Kevin O’Day, Dominique Dumais, Lukas Timulak and Robert Glumbek.
Robert Glumbek has been influential in many aspects of Julie’s career. He has created works for and with her and has continuously trusted and supported her work. Julie worked along side him as choreographic assistant and has set his work in Poland and Canada. Together with Veronika Kornovà-Cardizzaro and Kevin O’Day, they both created Triggers.
During her time with Kevin O’Day Ballet NTM, Julie had the opportunity to create works as part of the yearly Choreografische Werkstatt. These experiences re-ignited her passion to create choreography. After her departure from the theatre, she intensified her focus on developing her own choreographic voice. Julie worked many years with La_Trottier Dance Collective, a collective of local artists. It is through her work with the collective that she defined in more depth her artistic vision. Together with her long time friend and collaborator Michelle Cheung, she created two full length works un/feminine and en passant as well as the short piece CIRCO. Most recently, the duo joined forces with Jonas Frey and Joseph Simon to create Falling.
Her relationship with theatre director Andrea Gronemeyer, was initiated through a solo that Julie created for the Choreografische Werkstatt in 2011. Their encounter led to the creation of TanzTrommel that she danced and choreographed alongside percussionist and performer Peter Hinz. The piece was awarded the prestigious Faust Preis for best Children’s Theatre Production in 2013. Throughout her career, Julie has been drawn to working with and for young audiences. Her collaborations with Junges Nationaltheater and the Schauburg in Munich intensified that bond. When EinTanzHaus founded its own Junior Dance Company, she did not hesitate to join Jonas Frey, with whom she has the pleasure of leading the project.
Julie is currently part of the team of EinTanzHaus and is responsible for the concept and organisation of courses, workshops and professional dance training. She is jumping between project management, choreographing and dancing!