Julie Cunningham is an award-winning dance artist, formerly with Merce Cunningham Dance Company and Michael Clark Company and performing in projects with Jerome Bel and Boris Charmatz.
Julie Cunningham & Company was established in 2017. In its short life the company has produced 2 sold-out runs at the Barbican Pit Theatre (2017 & 2018), a new commission for the V&A's REVEAL festival (2017), a new evening of work at Southbank Centre presented by Rambert (2017), a sold out presentation at Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of the 2017 British Council Showcase, and a new creation for Dance Umbrella Festival 2017, among other engagements. The company is in the process of producing a new commissioned work for Sadler’s Wells’ main stage as part of Reckonings, to showcase a new generation of dance-makers.
Since embarking on choreographic work, Julie was the first Leverhulme Choreography Fellow at Rambert. JCC is an Associate Company of Rambert and Julie recently became New Wave Associate at Sadler’s Wells and Associate Artist at DanceEast.
Julie explores an interest in gender and identity, and in the body and its emotional states, often working between movement and text from sources ranging from popular culture to literature. Julie is developing a new movement language that draws on her technical training but expands and transforms it using improvisation and creative methods from other art forms, such as devised theatre and poetry. The international appetite for Julie’s work continues to grow as she directs her creative voice to engage pressing political and social concerns, especially LGBTQ+ dialogues.