Biography

Photo Credit:Jessica Watson

Hailing originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Julianna Boylan graduated from University of Illinois,  with her B.F.A. in Dance. She is currently living in Philadelphia working as a teaching artist with Koresh Kids Dance, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia Arts in Education Partners, Take the Lead Dance Project, Yes And... Collaborative Arts, and Living Arts Dance. She spent the 2018-2019 school year with ArtistYear AmeriCorp teaching dance at an elementary school in North Philly. As a performer, she has danced for Yael Bartana at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Kalila Kingsford Smith. Previously, she has been seen in works by Charli Brissey, Jennifer Monson, and Renée Wadleigh; has provided dramaturgical support to Leah Wilks and Linda Lehovec; and has presented her choreographic thesis at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Throughout her young career, she has intensified her passion for thinking critically about art, manipulating bodies in time and space to create new dance works, and sharing her love of dance with others by performing and teaching.