Julia Cratchley is originally from Richmond Hill, Ontario where she danced competitively and went to a fine arts high school.
Julia continued her training as a contemporary and classical artists in Vancouver, B.C. with Arts Umbrella’s Graduate Program under the direction of Artemis Gordon and Lynn Sheppard. Here she had the opportunity to work with internationally known choreographers, including Roberto Campanella, Emily Molnar, Serge Bennethon, and Robert Glumbek to name a few. She also had the chance to workshop with companies and choreographers such as [Bjm_danse] and O’vertigo in Montreal, Ballet B.C. in Vancouver, ProArteDanza in Toronto, Jill Johnston and Sidra Bell in New York as well as companies in Europe. Most recently she has been to Belgium and New York to train in an intensive with the Batsheva company’s Gaga technique.
Julia has been lucky enough to be a part of Toronto dance company, helix Dance Project, for four seasons now and has assisted Linda Garneau with the process of Rain and Verbatim, UnEarth, and The Waiting Room. She was a dancer and choreographer for Bridge to Artsist first three shows: Prima Volta, Senses, and On the Sawdust Trail. She was also a company member for Toes for Dance, Conteur Dance Company, and Rutherford Movement Exchange.