Julia McGhee

I am a freelance dance artist – choreographer, performer, teacher – who lives and works in a remote, rural community in Easter Ross. I create work in response to my local environment and the people who live in it. I'm inspired by the landscape around me, by local history and stories, by finding out more about my Easter Ross neighbours. I collaborate with other artists - dancers, musicians, filmmakers, visual artists - to create live performance, dance film and community events. I regularly teach dance to adults, young people and children both independently and for arts organisations such as Eden Court, Dance North, Ullapool Dance, an Lanntair, Isabella Dance and Cromarty Youth Opera. I also work part-time as a fundraising officer for youth services within Highlife Highland, a charity that delivers culture, leisure and community learning across Highland.

I am currently developing a new work called "The Morrich project" that has been supported by the Dance North Regional Artist Support Programme and The Work Room's Beyond Project. The work is inspired by The Morrich More - a fascinating area of saltmarsh and sand dune that I can see from my home in Inver - I have begun creating a response in dance, recorded sound and film.