Julia James-Griffiths

Julia James-Griffiths is a choreographer, performer and dance teacher based in Scotland.

As an artist, she is interested in exploring new movement vocabularies, the use of improvisation, and different forms of artistic expression. Whilst researching the possibilities of the body and mind, these discoveries influence her approach and interpretation of dance theatre and the movement practice she delivers. She has a particular interest in Gaga and Flying Low technique.

The inspiration behind her work comes from her interest in psychology and the senses. She has a keen interest in creating work that explores our human nature and way of life, and in such a way that aims to be refreshingly accessible, honest, insightful, and impactful. The work she develops layers dance and movement with other art forms and practices, such as theatre and improvisation. Her ultimate goal is to express what words cannot through her art, and to provide something new and fresh to be experienced among the community; whether that be through the performances of her work, or through the classes and workshops she delivers.

Julia is the creator and founder of Mind To Move - a mindful movement practice focused on supporting mental health and well-being through relaxation and movement. She is one of the key artists, within the Scottish professional dance community, who is working in the field of mental health and dance.