dancer, choreographer, musician, and artist

Julia is of Swiss origin. Being “nomad” since her adolescence, she moved to Rome after high school, and lives now bedween Rome and Paris driven by her insatiable curiosity for art leading her to follow the path of various Muses:

  • Terpsichore (dance): As little girl, Julia studied classical dance and Eurythmy. In Rome she discovered and studied Raqs Sharki, Arabic Folklore, Arabic Andalusian, Arabic Flamenco, Dance of the Veil, classical danse form Uzbekistan, and dance of the Roma. She studied Tribal Fusion Bellydance in the United States. Her love for India also led her to study the classical south Indian dances Bharata Natyam and Bharata Nrityam/Karanas. In Paris she studied Persiandance and Tanztheater. She is  pedagogue of danse and movement in the Rosalia Chladek® system. Her attraction to Asia brought her to Cambodia where she started to study classical khmer dance.
  • Euterpe (music): Julia plays violin since the age of seven.Recently she has started playing the daf (persian frame drum).
  • Fine arts: Julia studied art restoration and history of art.
  • Clio (history): Julia graduated with a degree in Oriental archeology ( specialized in Indian civilisation).

Shows and performances:

Julia has performed in theaters both in Europe and in the Arabic world. At the Musée Guimet (Museum of Asian Art in Paris), she danced for the opening of the exipition “From Nô to Mata Hari, 2,000 years of theater in Asia “, and in the production “A monkey king on the road to Buddha”. She has performed at the national theater in Alexandria (Egypt) with the Reda Troupe, in Cairo in the company of Saad Ismail and Ali Abou Lelah, and for Moroccon television (Studio 2M) in the company of Nawal Benabdallah, as well as for other Italian, Moroccan, and French television programs (Constanzoshow, Uno Mattina Estate, Il mondo in ballo, Studio 2M, TF1 danse avec les stars) and in the instructional DVD Dance of the Veil directed by Maria Strova. Having lived at length in Italy, Julia danced extensively in the company of Maria Strova and the Al-Kenz Ballet in Rome, with whom she organized several expositions, for exemple, “Happy birthday Mahmoud Reda” in the honor of the 80th birthday of the dancer and choreographer Mahmoud Reda. She has also performed in Rome at the temple of Hadrian during a fashion show, at the world economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as well as in other locations, such as Helsinki and Turin. In Paris she works with the company Mojgan’arts, l’Oeil Persan and is also a dancer of the Nava Dance collective of Miriam Peretz in Rome and Spain. She is a member of the International Dance Council CID, UNESCO.

Silkdance:

As a soloist and original performer, Julia has created her own style in the field of Oriental Fusion, entitled “Silkdance”. She performs in various cultural and artistic manifestations in Italy, Switzerland, France, and the USA, collaborating with various artists (photographers, musicians, painters and performers). In 2007, she won the prize “New Style” in the competition “le Mille e Una Lune dell’Oriente” in Rome.

In 2015, she performed in the old library of the Musée Guimet (Museum of Asian art) for the opening of the exxhibition “from Nô to Mata Hari, 2,000 years of theater in Asia”. She presented an original interpretation of the dances that Mata Hari herself danced in the same location in 1905.

Certification:

2015, became a certified practitioner of the foundations of the Rosalia Chladek dance system.

2014, awarded The International Certification of Persian Dance from the International Dance Council CID, UNESCO.

2012, received the “The Eight Elements Intensive: Initiation” of Rachel Brice.

2011, received the first level certification of Suhaila Salimpour.

2007, granted the attestation for teaching Arabic Folklore and Raqs Sharki in Cairo at the “Ahlan wa Sahlan” festival.