Julie-Anne Long is an award winning dance artist and academic. Since graduating from the Victorian College of Arts in the early 1980s she has performed and choreographed on a wide range of projects with companies such as Human Veins, One Extra, Theatre of Image, Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Bell Shakespeare Company, Open City and Dance Works. From 1991-1996 Julie-Anne was Associate Artistic Director of One Extra Company with Artistic Director Graeme Watson. She has worked in a variety of dance contexts as mentor, dramaturg, curator and producer including Acting Director of dance research organisation Critical Path (2006-07) and Dance Curator at Campbelltown Arts Centre (2009-10).
Her research interests include: identity and the performing female body; art and the everyday; collaborative art practices; participatory performance practices; the experience of place and the animation of space; site-specificity and performance; the potential of dance to engage in/lead interdisciplinary collaborations; writing for performance; embodied learning.
Her awards include: Australia Council Dance Fellowship (2008-09) for 'The Invisibility Project',including 'Now You See Her' (2011), a series of performance parties in people's homes and 'Something In The Way She Moves: everyday dances for an invisible woman' (2012); Australian Dance Award (2006), 'Award for Dance on Film' for 'Nun's Night Out', in collaboration with video maker Samuel James; Australian Dance Award (2005), 'Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance' for 'The Nuns' Picnic'.