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Julian Lewis MA graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2013 with a first-class honours degree. His performing career then began as a member of EDGE, the postgraduate dance company of London Contemporary Dance School. During this year, he performed in several works by renowned choreographers including Trisha Brown, Ben Wright and Yael Flexer across the UK, Italy, Portugal, Austria and Israel. Julian recently returned to London Contemporary Dance School to complete his masters degree, specialising in rehearsal direction. As part of this, he fulfilled the role of rehearsal director on Celebration Event - a project commemorating Merce Cunningham's Centennial staged by Jeannie Steele, performed by final-year undergraduates.
Since his time with EDGE, Julian has performed across the UK in several works as a company dancer for Wales-based Ffin Dance. Julian is also rehearsal & class co-ordinator for Ffin Dance, rehearsal directing the professional company and taking an active role in education & outreach projects. Julian has also performed for Cascade Dance Theatre, Pinot! The Musical, Ruth Jones & Eve Harrison as well as many other projects at the Royal Opera House, The Place, Royal Albert Hall for BBC Proms, London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony, Southbank Centre, The Old Vic Tunnels and Hackney Empire. From November 2019, Julian will be touring the UK and Europe as a dancer with The Bowie Collective.
As a dance teacher, Julian works regularly for The Place, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Springs Dance Company and is artistic director of B40 Youth Dance Company for Greenwich Leisure Limited.
Julian founded Traceworks Dance in September 2015 as a platform to explore his choreographic ideas further, collaborate with other artists and to share new dance works with the wider community.
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