Julia Crockett is a Brooklyn based performing artist, choreographer, actor, and movement specialist. She is a graduate of New York University and trained as an actor in the Meisner Technique under Maggie Flanigan. Her exploration of movement based performance began under the tutelage of Nathan Flower (NYU Tisch, Maggie Flanigan Studio) and Danielle Liccardo (Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers). As Mr. Flower’s protégée, Crockett received extensive training in the work of Loyd Williamson. Flower also served as her directing and choreographic mentor. Crockett has experience in Contact Improvisation, Michael Chekhov work, and Viewpoints. She now teaches movement and physical technique at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU and the Maggie Flanigan Studio.
In 2011, Crockett established Julia Crockett & Group, a company for movement-inclined artists of all backgrounds. The group is process driven and much of the work is devised by the ensemble. By founding the company, Crockett aimed to create a creative home for any type of artist wishing to explore physical performance, regardless of previous training. Julia Crockett & Group has performed at venues throughout New York City and Brooklyn, as well as San Francisco and Los Angeles. Crockett was the recipient of the 2013-2014 Leimay Black Studio Fellowship.
She currently plays the role of Sarah Barnes in Cinemax’s new series Outcast, from the creators of The Walking Dead. In Spring 2014, she played the title role in Aquila Theater Company’s A Female Philoctetes at BAM. Other acting credits include: Law & Order, Criminal Intent (NBC), Patients (WEB), and The Madness of the Day (Independent).
In her academic and artistic work, Crockett explores the relationship between the body and a performer’s emotional life, specifically the connection between physical freedom and psycho-emotional release. Packed with emotional variance, humor, extremity, and pop-culture nods, her performances investigate imitation, emotional gesture, and the cultivation of identity.
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