- 2023 Louis Riel Day
JULIA CARR - Julia began her intensive movement training at Arts Umbrella, in 1996, when she became a member of their dance company under the directorship of Artemis Gordon. She now holds a B.Sc. Biology from Acadia University, an MA in Dance Performance from the University of Limerick (Ireland), received the Vancouver Foundation’s 2004/2005 Advanced Arts Study Award to attend the Ballet BC Mentor Program, and was hired as an apprentice for EDAM's 2007/2008 season. Currently, Julia is Co-Director for Body Narratives Collective, and Assistant Artistic Director for Dancestreams Youth Dance Company based on Vancouver Island, as well as dancing for Aeriosa, Raven Spirit Dance, and Compaigni V’ni Dansi. As a choreographer, Carr has made dances for unusual sites such as tidal flats, wetlands, gardens and living rooms as well as dances for stage performed by Dancestreams Youth Dance Company, the Ballet BC Mentor program, and independent dance artist Brigid MacAuley. Julia has also performed her own choreographic adventures, as well as collaborative interdisciplinary pieces co-authored with artists like Meghan Goodman, Even Oldridge, Siobhan Sloane-Seale and Maggie Winston.