Julie-Anne is an award winning dance artist and academic. She holds a PhD from the UNSW titled ‘Walking in Sydney Looking for Dancing: an auto-ethnographic mapping of the place of independent dance’ (2010) and an MA (Hons) in Performance UWS Nepean ‘The Leisure Mistress Dances: an investigation of a practice where fact and fiction collide’ (1999).
Since graduating from the Victorian College of Arts in the early 1980s she has performed and choreographed on a wide range of projects with companies such as Human Veins, One Extra, Theatre of Image, Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Bell Shakespeare Company, Open City and Dance Works. From 1991-1996 Julie-Anne was Associate Artistic Director of One Extra Company with Artistic Director Graeme Watson. She has worked in a variety of dance contexts as mentor, dramaturg, curator and producer including Acting Director of dance research organisation Critical Path (2006-07) and Dance Curator at Campbelltown Arts Centre (2009-10).
Australian Dance Award (2005), ‘Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance’ for ‘The Nuns’ Picnic’, site-specific performance in and around the historic village of Hill End, NSW.
Australian Dance Award (2006), ‘Award for Dance on Film’ for ‘Nun’s Night Out’, in collaboration with video maker Samuel James.
Australia Council Dance Fellowship (2008-09), which encompassed research, development and realisation of a body of work entitled ‘The Invisibility Project’, including ‘Now You See Her’ (2011), a series of performance parties in people’s homes and solo ‘Something In The Way She Moves: everyday dances for an invisible woman’ (2012).
Major Creative Works
The Invisibility Project (2007-current)
Something In The Way She Moves: everyday dances for an invisible woman, solo performance season, Julie-Anne Long, Track 8, Performance Space at Carriageworks, November 2012.