Julie B. Johnson, Phddance artistEducator
A little bit about me...
As a dance artist and educator, I work in the intersections of creative practice and research, African Diaspora movement aesthetics, and community interaction to discover ways that dance can serve as a practice of inquiry, empathy, and empowerment.
I am Executive Artistic Director of Moving Our Stories, LLC, exploring the ways personal and collective memory lives and moves in the body through choreographic practice, workshops, performance, and community dialogues.
I am proud to serve as a Senior Lecturer at Spelman College in the Department of Dance Performance & Choreography as well as the African Diaspora & the World program. I curate Inside the Dancers' Studio, the dance department's lecture series bringing audiences and artists together to dissect unique creative practices, scholarship, and leading strategies in the field of dance. I am a co-founding editor of The Dancer-Citizen -- an online, open-access, peer-reviewed dance journal exploring the work of socially engaged artists.
I earned a PhD in Dance at Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance, researching meanings and experiences of ‘community’ in a West African Dance class in Philadelphia.
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