Julie Crothers is a freelance dancer, choreographer, and educator based in Oakland, CA. Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Julie earned a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography and a BA in Arts Administration from Elon University in North Carolina. Professionally, Julie has danced with AXIS Dance Company, performing works by Joe Goode, Sonya Delwaide, Marc Brew, Alex Ketley, Bobbi Jene Smith, Maurya Kerr, Amy Seiwert, Sophie Stanley, and Stephan Koplowitz, and touring to more than 35 cities nationally and internationally. She has also danced for Renay Aumiller Dances (Durham, NC), Sarah Bush Dance Project (Oakland, CA), Tara Pilbrow Dance (Alameda, CA), and Kickbal (San Francisco, CA). Her work has been presented on stages throughout the Bay Area and beyond including Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, ODC Theatre, Joe Goode Annex, 

Gibney Dance Center and Joria Mainstage Theatre in NYC, and 

Bates Dance Festival New Works Showcase. She has also presented solo work at CHOPSHOP Dance Festival in Bellevue, WA and International Women in Dance Leadership Conference in Philadelphia, PA in 2019. Julie has a passion for making dance accessible to all people and is currently on staff at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Berkeley Ballet Theatre, and Washington Elementary in Berkeley, CA


2018 Shawl-Anderson Dance Center Emerging Artist in Residence

2018 Joe Goode Performance Group Feedback Artist

2018 Studio 210 Summer Artist in Residence

2018, 2019 AXIS Dance Company Choreo-Lab Choreographer



Photo by David DeSilva