Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Sara Juli

Sara Juli has been creating and performing innovative comedic dance-theater for two decades. In NYC, her work has been performed at Performance Space 122, The Chocolate Factory Theater, New York Live Arts, Danspace Project, Movement Research at Judson Church, 92nd Street YMCA, and Dixon Place, among many others. Nationally, her work has been performed at American Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, Napa Valley Opera House, Connecticut College, The Yard, UC Riverside, SPACE, Bates College, Bowdoin College, Artown Reno, IN’s Center for the Performing Arts, Asheville Masonic Temple, The Dance Complex, TEDxDirigo, 3S Artspace, among many others. Her work has toured internationally to The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, London, Edinburgh, and Russia. Sara had the honor of creating and touring work with the inimitable Claire Porter from 2014-2018. Sara’s work is represented by Sheffield Global Arts Management.

Sara’s solo, Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis premiered in Portland, ME, at SPACE in 2015 and received a 2015-16 New England Foundation for the Arts NEST Touring Grant and a New England Foundation for the Arts New England Dance Fund Grant, a USArtists International Grant, and NEFA’s National Dance Project Touring grant where, as a result, Sara toured the show to ten cities during the 2018 Season. The show also played at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in 2017 for a month-long run, produced by Underbelly. Sara is proud to have been awarded Maine Arts Commission’s Performing Arts Fellowship in 2017. 

 Sara’s newest solo, Burnt-Out Wife is a recipient of Maine Arts Commission support, New England Foundation for the Arts Expeditions Planning grant, a New England Dance Fund grant, a NEST touring grant and National Dance Project in 2019-2021. The show is touring nationally beginning in February 2020. 

After 15 years in NYC, Sara relocated to Southern Maine, in 2014, with her husband and two children. There she produces Maine Moves, a contemporary dance series presenting Maine-based artists, and is a curatorial advisor to SPACE's, Moving In Space performance series.  She is Chair of Bates Dance Festival’s Advisory Board, and is also an Advisory Board member of The Field in NYC.  Sara is an Affiliated Artist of Bates College. Her fundraising consulting practice, Surala Consulting, is in its tenth year and advises national artists and non-profits on strategic fundraising solutions. Sara was awarded the Arts Management Award from Brooklyn Arts Exchange in 2013, and is a frequent administrative mentor and grant panelist for The Boston Foundation’s Next Steps program. She graduated with honors from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, with degrees in Dance and Anthropology. and @sarajulimoves

Additional Links: 
This is selected excerpts from The Money Conversation performed at UC Riverside as part of my tour. Please note, I'm 6 months pregnant!
Review of Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis
This is an interview my Husband/Director and I did for The Money Conversation. The interview was picked-up by NPR and ran national.
Review of Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis
This is a review I received after performing The Money Conversation in London, England.
This is a review I received after performing The Money Conversation in Auckland, New Zealand
My piece, Five of my forty million parts, was selected as Best of Dance at the American Dance Festival in 2003.
Fox Five News ran a segment of The Money Conversation

I Have Worked With

  • October 2016

    I performed the NYC premiere of, Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis in a four night sold-out run at The Chocolate Factory in NYC in October 2016.

  • August 2016

    I performed an excerpt of, Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis at Bates Dance Festival in August 2016.

  • August 2016

    I performed, Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis at DAC in August 2016.


  • NEFA Grantee
  • Artist

Contact Information

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Artistic Director/Performer
Physical Address: 
Falmouth, ME 04105
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Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Theater - General
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Theater - Storytelling
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Populations Served: 
General Public
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Artist Representation / Artist Management
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
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Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Advisory Board Member of The Field in NYC
Advisory Board Member of Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston, Maine
Faculty at Bates Dance Festival (2015 &2016)
BA in Dance and Anthropology from Skidmore College
Best of Dance in 2003, by Indy Weekly as part of American Dance Festival.
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Light Plot, space to perform, sound system. My work is easily transportable.
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I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Ages Served: 
High School-age
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