Julia K. Gleich is a critically acclaimed choreographer, teacher, scholar, and mathematics aficionado re-contextualizing ballet: creating new environments for traditional works and illuminating the relationships between the traditional and the contemporary.
Her company, Gleich Dances has performed throughout the UK and United States including seasons at NYC’s Joyce SoHo (’01, ’03) and CPR (’11,’12) with critical notice in The New York Times, Village Voice, The New Criterion and Brooklyn Rail.
She was an invited speaker at The Brooklyn Museum for her work The Brodmann Area’s which explored the cerebral cortex responsible for memory, emotion, aspects of language and vision, etc. She collaborates with psycho-physicist Denis Pelli in exploration peripheral vision in dance. Her practice-based research on vectors and dance was published in the Dynamic Body in Space.
Ms. Gleich is a founder of Norte Maar for Collaborative Projects in the Arts in Brooklyn, NY, named by Jerry Saltz as “..the closest thing to the eighties East Village”. She is also a founder and director of Aegis Live Arts creating unique locational dance works that enliven history and architecture in London.
Ms. Gleich is on faculty at Trinity LABAN Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London/UK) and is Head of Choreography at London Studio Centre. She is a master teacher for Burklyn Ballet Theatre, VT, has taught at Peridance and Broadway Dance Centre in NYC, and in 2010 gave company classes for Michael Clark Company on the largest dance floor in Europe at Tate Modern Turbine Hall; she was a Ballet Mistress for Utah Ballet and Ballet West. Ms. Gleich’s training included: School of American Ballet, Melissa Hayden, Robert Denvers, David Howard, Peff Modelski, the Limón Institute and Cunningham Studio. She has been on faculties of the University of Utah Ballet Department and Manhattanville College and Molloy College in New York. Ms. Gleich earned an MFA from the University of Utah. She was on the Board of Directors for the American Dance Guild.