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 interests are at the intersection of dance and politics. New work explores value and productivity through a durational installation of a fictional company called BRED. Julia is a co-initiator of the podcast DanceOutsideDance which features interdisciplinary conversations.
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 Intercultural Roots, Lincoln University (UK), Bernie Grant Center (London), Peoples’ Friendship University (Moscow), and others throughout the US and Europe.
From 2014-2017 she co-organised the Isadora Duncan International Symposium. She recently co-presented conversation as a research tool at Trinity Laban's Parallax 15 Symposium. Her walking / somatic movement workshop A New Survivalism (created with Emma Lindsay) is being presented at Art.Earth's Borrowed Time Symposium.
Julia holds a BFA in Dance from Boston Conservatory (where she was mentored by Limon principle Jennifer Scanlon) and is currently a Leverhulme Arts Scholar completing an MFA in Creative Practice (Dance Professional Practice) at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.