Swedish-born dance artist Julia Bengtsson has choreographed over 20 ballets, operas, and films for venues including Carnegie Hall, UN Headquarters, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, and Alvin Ailey Dance Center. In 2021, she was the first dance artist to be awarded a position in Early Music America’s Emerging Professional Leadership Council. She has presented workshops at Temple University, NYU Steinhardt, University of Pittsburgh, and Stanford University. Her career as a dancer includes six years with Connecticut Ballet, multiple tours with New York Baroque Dance Company, and soloist roles performed at Carnegie Hall. She is a mentee of Bessie-awarded director/choreographer Catherine Turocy, a graduate of Royal Swedish Ballet School, and was a scholarship student at Joffrey Ballet School. You can learn more about Julia’s work at: http://www.juliabengtsson.com/.