Originally from Montréal, Julie Robert studied ballet at l’École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec and danced professionally for Le Jeune Ballet du Québec, Ballet Ouest de Montréal & Le Ballet Métropolitain de Montréal as a corps de ballet member. Seeking to expand her artistic practice, Julie completed the professional dance training program at L’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal in 2015 (formally ladmmi), where she had the opportunity to perform the works of many choreographers including Mélanie Demers, Frédérick Gravel, Darryl Tracy, Ginette Laurin, Caroline Laurin-Beaucage and Estelle Clareton. Since graduating, she has presented her own choreographic works with Tangente (Montréal), and has been a part of several Montréal and Toronto-based dance projects. Julie has been an independent dance artist since 2017, working for Mocean Dance (Halifax) and performing in works by Heidi Strauss (Toronto), Marie-Josée Chartier (Toronto) and Sara Coffin (Halifax) among others. Julie most recently worked with Vancouver-based choreographer Vanessa Goodman in a new piece presented by Votive Dance (Halifax). She is very excited to take on the Interim Artistic Producer role this year and looks forward to meeting baby Coffin!