Julie Beaulieu


Dancer, scholar and teacher, Julie Beaulieu holds a bachelor (1996) and a master (2015) degree in dance from University of Québec in Montréal. Disciple of Vidwan Rohini R. Imarati since 2003, she travels regularly in India to perfect the art of Bharatanatyam, to perform and to create new choreographies. The concepts of transculturality, métissage and migration of gesture are part of her research interests. In 2010, she cofounded Samskara – Les Artisans du Passage with the musician and scholar Jonathan Voyer. The company’s mission is to promote transcultural dialogue through the arts. Julie is a member of CERIAS (Centre d’études et de recherche sur l’Inde, l’Asie du Sud et sa diaspora), WDAA (World Dance Alliance Americas), SADAC (South Asian Dance Alliance of Canada) and RQD (regroupement québécois de la danse).

As a contemporary dancer, Julie as collaborated with choreographers Marie-Julie Asselin, Emmanuel Jouthe, Louise Bédard and Roger Sinha to name a few. She also worked as choreographer-dancer with Les Demi-Lunes Violentes from 1996 to 2006. Her past collaborations and creations brought her to work in Canada, Italy, Germany, France and India. Julie teaches dance at St-Laurent’s College since 2004 and is a yoga instructor certified by the International Sivananda Yoga Vedenta Center. She is offering Bharatanatyam classes (worshops or private lessons). Julie give also conference demonstration on demand.