Julie Cunningham (CBA’ 18), Founder of Julie Cunningham & Company, has worked professionally as a dance artist for fifteen years performing both nationally and internationally. After training at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London, Julie worked with Ballett der Stadt Theater Koblenz, Germany, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and Michael Clark Company. Julie has worked on projects with Boris Charmatz for Musée de la Danse and is a guest teacher at Trinity Laban and Zurich University of the Arts. In 2014 Julie was awarded “Outstanding Modern Performance” at the Critics Circle National Dance Awards for New Work with Michael Clark Company. Julie was nominated for the emerging artist award for choreography in 2016. Julie was the inaugural Leverhulme Choreography Fellow at Rambert and was part of the dance artist/curator mentorship program through Siobhan Davies Dance. In 2018, Julie became a New Wave Associate of Sadlers Wells, and Associate Artist with Dance East. Julie Cunningham & Company was launched in 2017 and became associate company of Rambert in 2018. Julie’s work has been performed at the Barbican, The Place, Dance Base Edinburgh, Tramway Glasgow, Siobhan Davies Studios, Wilderness Festival, National Theatre River Stage, V&A Museum, Southbank Centre, and Shoreditch Town Hall as part of Dance Umbrella Festival.
Rambert nominated Julie to serve as an Artistic Partnership Initiative Fellow in Summer 2018.
The Artistic Partnership Initiative is a joint initiative between The Center and major professional dance companies around the world to advance the art of choreography. The API Fellowship gives artists selected by the companies the full resources of The Center and NYU for a 3-4 week residency to develop new work.