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 am currently researching a new performance piece called "The Morrich project" with support from the Dance North Regional Artist Support Programme. Taking inspiration from 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. I am also developing a collaborative project called "Interactive Experiments" which brings together artists and neurodiverse young people. I initiated this project in 2017 with support from the Janice Parker Projects/Saltire Award and from the Imaginate at the Workroom residency.

www.juliamcghee.co.uk