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Julia Davidson

Teaching Artist


Julia Davidson is a dancer, teacher, writer, and arts administrator. She received her B.A. in Performance Studies from Macalester College and M.A. in Dance from Mills College. In addition to Young Dance, Julia currently works with Paufve Dance, inkBoat theater and dance company, and Deborah Jinza Thayer | Movement Architecture. As a grant-writer and arts administrator, Julia has secured funding from New England Arts Foundation, Fulbright Scholar Program, MAP Fund, California Arts Council, the Zellerbach and Rainin Foundations, Dancer’s Group CA$H grant, Sam Mazza Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, and Minnesota Regional Arts Council. Her written essays on dance and movement have been published in the Bay Area’s “In Dance” publication and in Shinichi Iova-Koga’s “95 Rituals,” documenting the dance project “95 Rituals (for Anna Halprin).” As a teacher, Julia’s practice has been deepened by workshops and courses at Luna Dance Institute and with Axis Dance Company. Julia does her best to keep up with the brilliant toddlers, elementary school children, and grown-ups at Young Dance and Northfield Dance Academy and is a firm believer that colorful scarves and egg shakers can bring out the dancer in anyone. In her free time, Julia trains in a grab-bag of physical disciplines including ballet, capoeira, somatics, modern, and other public art practices.

2023–24 Session Teaching Roster: Dance Together & Creative Movement
Photo by Sara Haley