Sara Juli has been creating and performing innovative comedic dance-theater for two decades. Sara has received the 2017 Maine Fellowship for the Performing Arts, USArtists International award, Maine Arts Commission grants and is a 2019-20 recipient of New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project production and touring grant for her newest work, Burnt-Out Wife. She has been fortunate to tour around the country including American Dance Festival, Performance Space New York, New York Live Arts, The Chocolate Factory Theater, TEDx Dirigio, and many more including internationally in London, The Netherlands, Russia, Australia, New Zealand and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where her hit show, Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis had a month-long run. Sara is the chair of the Advisory Board of Bates Dance Festival and an Affiliated Artist of Bates College.
Sara Juli’s mission is to explore her own personal struggles through the medium of performance. In sharing her work, she is hopeful that others will understand an aspect of her personal turmoil, and be able to relate it to their own. Her introspective autobiographical solo performance fuses movement, text, song, voice, gesture and audience participation to both acknowledge the gravity of her burdens as well as to simultaneously laugh at their reality.
As a passionate leader in the field of dance and performance for over 20 years, Sara teaches classes, lectures and demonstrations in both artistry and arts administration helping artists and arts organizations around the world grow and thrive.