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Artistic biography

Julie Schmidt Andreasen is a Danish dancer, choreographer and teacher. Her artistic practice is centered around transdisciplinary research and productions, release-based dance techniques, somatic practice, contact improvisation, collaborative processes and experiments.

Her choreographic works have been shown in museums, theatres, performance/street/land-art/film festivals such as; Skagens Museer, Johannes Larsen Museet, Kirsten Kjærs Museum, CLAY Keramikmuseum Danmark, J.F. Willumsen Museum, PASSAGE Festival, Åben Festival, Kulturmødet Mors, DYNAMO, Young Choreographers (DK), Zealous X Exhibition, Resolution at Robin Howard Theatre, Wandsworth Fringe festival (UK), Greensboro Dance Film Festival (USA), ScreenDance Festival, Palladium Theatre (SE) amongst other.

As a dancer she performs improvisation and in choreographic works by herself or others, such as Ellen Kilsgaard, Mara Vivas, Marina Dubia, Rick Nodine, Ari Rosenzweig, Itamar Serussi, Sasha Roubicek, Mansoor Ali amongst others. The performances have been taken place in black box theatres, white cube galleries, churches, live art installations, the Olympic Opening Ceremony, public spaces and more.

She is teaching children, young talents, students in Higher education, adults and elderlies in educational and cultural institutions for example at AFUK Akademiet For Utæmmet Kreativitet, Dansekapellet and as artist-in-residence at Naturcenter Amager, Tvis Mølle Naturlaboratorium, Børnekulturhus Amar’ and Kulturhus Kappelborg.

Julie graduated from London Contemporary Dance School with a Bachelor of Arts with Honour. She has attended residencies at Clarence Mews (UK), Lieux Communes (BE), BIRCA, Slagteriet, Forsøgsstationen, Metropolis Københavns Internationale Teater (DK), and is associated artist at Børns Møde med Kunsten (DK) and has received several grants. 

Julie is the Artistic Director and founder of Earthlings producing and developing Performing Arts with the board of Lotte Faarup (Artistic Director of Forsøgsstationen), Kirsten Svensmark (Former Director of Børns Møde med Kunsten), Morten Lisby (Consultant at Dansk Skuespillerforbund), Inge Brink Nielsen (Senior Dancer at Dansekapellet).

She is also the co-founder of Schmidt & Lundtoft, a company that makes dance performances and workshops exploring relationships between human and nature, and engages nonprofessionals as audiences, participants and co-creators.