Bach Motets, St John's Smith Square, production of the Musicall Compass
Song of the Sibyl
A contemporary dance artist and facilitator based in London, Julia Pond is a direct lineage Duncan dancer who was a member of Lori Belilove’s Isadora Duncan Dance Company from 2001-2005. There, she studied and performed with Lori Belilove and Cherlyn Smith, and received coaching from Julia Levien. Since 2012, Julia has also received direct coaching in repertory from Barbara Kane and performed with the Isadora Duncan Dance Group London/Paris, most recently at the Kalamata Dance Festival in Greece. She joined the Steering Committee of the Isadora Duncan International Symposium in 2014, and is a co-founder of the Duncan Dance Project. Julia has taught and performed the Duncan work throughout Europe, Russia and the United States, and has created 3 full length dance theater works rooted in the Duncan technique, which have toured to Italy, London and the US. She has also developed class material which fuses core principles of the Duncan technique with a contemporary class structure. As a performer, Julia has worked with artists Serena Korda on work presented at the Wellcome Collection and Camden Arts Centreand, and Zorka Wollny at Ballet Meetings Festival, Lodz, Poland. Julia is a founding member of the Art Monastery Project and a lead facilitator at LIFEbeat and with PYE Global. She has a BFA in Dance from Boston Conservatory and an MA in International Relations.