Artistic Director, Transcendance Project
Julia Cratchley is a Toronto based dancer and choreographer originally from Richmond Hill, Ont.
Julia trained as a contemporary and classical artist in Vancouver, B.C, with Arts Umbrella’s Graduate Program under the direction of Artemis Gordon and Lynn Sheppard. Here she had the opportunity to work with internationally known choreographers, including Emily Molnar, Roberto Campanella, Serge Bennethon, and Robert Glumbek to name a few. She also had the chance to workshop with companies and choreographers such as [Bjm_danse] and O’vertigo in montreal, Ballet B.C in Vancouver, ProArteDanza in Toronto, Jill Johnston and Sidra Bell in New York as well as companies in Europe. She has also been to Belgium and New York to train in an intensive with the Batsheva company’s Gaga technique. Julia has recently began her training as a pilates instructor to compliment her training as a dance artist.
Julia was lucky enough to be a part of Toronto dance company Helix Dance Project for four seasons, and assisted Linda Garneau with the process of ‘Rain’ ‘Verb.atim’ ,‘UnEarth’ and ‘The Waiting Room’ She was a dancer and choreographer for Bridge to Artists first three shows ‘Prima Volta’ ‘Senses’ and ‘On the Sawdust Trail’. She was also a company member for Toes for Dance, Conteur Dance Company and Rutherford Movement Exchange. Julia has also toured to New York and Dominican Republic with New York choreographer Derrick Yanford.
Julia opened her own professional dance company TranscenDance Project in 2015 with its first interactive show “Eve of St.George” which has now run for three seasons. Julia is currently in the process of creating the company’s next production “A Grimm Night”.
Julia has worked extensively over the past 8 years as a judge across Canada and is always thrilled to see the incredible young talent our country is growing.