SARA JULI has created and performed innovative solo work in New York City since 2000. Her work has been performed in numerous New York City venues including Performance Space 122, Danspace Project, Movement Research at Judson Church, Joe’s Pub as part of the Dancenow/NYC Festival, and others. Nationally, her work has been performed at the American Dance Festival, Napa Valley Opera House, Connecticut College, UC Riverside, and Reno Arts Festival. In February 2006, she created and performed her first full-evening solo show, The Money Conversation, where she gave away her life savings, in a sold-out run at Performance Space 122.
The Money Conversation was an instant hit and toured nationally and internationally from 2007 to 2012 to sold-out houses in the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, London, Russia, and around the United States. The piece received notable press coverage in The New York Times, The New York Post, and Time Out (New York and New Zealand), on Fox Five News and National Public Radio, and in major publications, television, and radio spots abroad. For the first time, Sara will be setting her own work on BATES college dance students in Fall 2015. Her fundraising consulting practice, Surala Consulting, is entering its sixth year and advises over 30 National artists and non-profits on strategic fundraising solutions.
Sara was awarded the Arts Management Award from Brooklyn Arts Exchange in 2013 and is an Advisory Board member of The Field in NYC and Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston, ME where she also taught, “The Business of Dance” in summer 2015. She graduated from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, with a degree in Dance and Anthropology. After 15 years in NYC, Sara relocated to Portland, ME in 2014, with her husband and two kids and is creating and touring new solo work in addition to building her consulting practice. Since moving to the Portland area, Sara has launched and manages a choreography lab for artists from Southern Maine who meet every three months to critique choreographic works. She will premiere a new dance, Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis at SPACE Gallery in Portland, ME in October 2015 for which she received a New England Foundation for the Arts NEST Touring Grant.