Dr Julie-Anne Long is a Lecturer in Dance and Performance at Macquarie University.

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 from UWS Nepean titled 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 in and choreographed 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).

Awards include:

▪ 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).

Research Interests

▪ identity and the performing female body
▪ art and the everyday
▪ collaborative art practices
▪ participatory performance practices
▪ the experience of place and the animation of space
▪ site-specificity and performance
▪ the potential of dance to engage in/lead interdisciplinary collaborations
▪ writing for performance
▪ embodied learning

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