Julia Pond is an independent dance artist with over twenty years of experience as a choreographer, teacher, facilitator and performer. An expert in Isadora Duncan technique and repertory, her contemporary research is at the intersection of dance and politics. Her choreography has been presented by Exit Festival Roma, The Musicall Compass, Cloud Dance Festival London, Katharine Hepburn Theatre (CT), the Art Monastery (Italy), Round in Circles Productions (Margate) and others. She was a founding member of contemplative social sculpture community the Art Monastery Project, and is a co-director of Duncan Dance Project. As a performer she has worked with artists Serena Korda and Zorka Wolny, performed with Duncan Dance Project in Long Center Austin, Parthenon in Nashville, Chicago’s Joffrey Studios, and the Hellenic Center in Washington DC. She performed in Lori Belilove’s Isadora Duncan Dance Company (2001-2005) and Barbara Kane’s Isadora Duncan Dance Group (2013-2016) throughout the US an Europe. Teaching includes Lincoln University (UK), Bernie Grant Center (London), Peoples’ Friendship University (Moscow). From 2014-2017 she co-organised the Isadora Duncan International Symposium.
Julia holds a BFA in Dance from Boston Conservatory, where she was mentored by Limon principle Jennifer Scanlon, an MA in International Relations, and an MFA in Creative Practice: Dance Professional at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.