Julia Gilroy

Studies

Julia attended the Arts Educational School, Tring U.K. from the age of 11 and finished her dance training at the Royal Ballet School in London.

In 1984 she was awarded the first B.A. (Hons) degree in dance from Surrey University – the first of its kind in UK.

In Paris she attended the ‘Stage de Perfectionnement de Danse Contemporaine’ and completed a four year training course in the Alexander Technique. During this period she met David Gorman and began following his apprentice course in LearningMethods eventually certifying as a teacher in 2007. Julia continues to further her expertise having completed a post graduate module of the "Anatomy of Wholeness' work in 2012.

Professional Dancer

Julia worked in Germany, notably at the Berlin Opera House.  After her discovery of Contemporary Dance at university, she danced with ‘Adventures in Motion Pictures’ in London, Emile Dubois (Jean-Claude Gallotta) in France and various independent choreographers in London and Paris.

Teacher

Throughout her studies and dance obligations Julia taught in England (Pineapple Dance Centre, London Education Authority and Surrey University) developing her interest in how we learn and teach.  When she arrived in Paris she was awarded the ‘Dispense d’Etat’ enabling her to continue her dance teaching in public schools and cultural centres in France.  She has also taught English in various professional companies having attained a TEFL certificate (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) in 1991.

Julia is currently teaching private classes and workshops along the Riviera. 

Experience

Over the years of learning she has experienced various bodywork methods including, Tai Chi, Body Mind Centering, Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff and is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique and LearningMethods.  She sits on the Professional Development Committee of ATI (Alexander Technique International) and  attends the ATI conferences  in Europe.

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