Wilkins began her career after graduating from Tisch School of the Arts in 1997. Her early years were focused on ballet training and an ongoing relationship with a community of sculptors fostering a diverse artist development. She not only performed in virtuosic dance companies, dance theater, and aerial harness, but also worked as a designer and maintained her relationship with sculpture into adulthood.
Her work is a culmination of these elements resulting in image-driven interdisciplinary experiences. Effective communication and a commitment to visceral and enduring visual-scapes with expressive movement is the medium for achieving connection between artist and audience.
Wilkins is committed to the diversification and wider appeal of art as a fundamental principle of her relationship with the world.
An invitation for intimacy and beauty hopes to open the way for an inclusive world, based on the physical connection between humanity and its environment.
February 2022 - Solitude_The Exhibition, Artist in residence, Large scale sculpted installation, premiering Solitude_The Film Open Space for Arts & Community - Seattle, WA
September 2021 - Not Just Me, online film premier Direction, Text, and Performance Catskill Art Society NY
August 2019 - Solitude_Live Installation and Choreography Catskill Art Society NY
March 2019 DeThroWned with Lisa Giobbi Movement Theater - Associate Aerial Choreographer and Performer The Muse Brooklyn, NY
November 16 2018 - here there nowhere the Film Screening Triskelion Arts Film Festival, NY
September-December 2017 - Diluvio with Gerald Thomas and Lisa Giobbi - Choreographer, Associate Aerial Choreographer and Performer SESC theater, Sao Paolo, Brazil
March 2015 - Many Things You Do Choreography and Performance Music Video Teddy Oren and Tanya Preminger Israel
November 8 2014 - here there nowhere the Film Solo Screening with Sculpture and Installation Inception to Exhibition NY
October 2014 Solitude_Work in Progress - Salomon Arts Gallery presents Tribeca Pioneer Artists at One Art Space NY
April 19 2013 - here there nowhere the Film Screening Tisch Dance 2nd Annual Film Festival NY
October 2012 - Solo performance “response” to artist Thomas Van Auken The Muse Brooklyn, NY
September 2012 - here there nowhere Live Show Premiere Salomon Arts Gallery NY
March 2012 - here_RIFF II Aerial performance The Muse Brooklyn NY
February 2012 - HW3 by Jacques Perdigues Performer TheatreLab NY
November 2011 - htn_RIFF I Night Club NY
January 2008 - Improvisational performance Berlin, Germany
October 2011 - Fight or Flight Aerial Performance Lisa Giobbi Movement Theater Las Vegas, NV
November 2010 - here workshop II Brooklyn Loft, NY
July 2010 here - here workshop I The Rover, NY
November 2009 - nowhere first iteration Arts for Art presents Clemente Soto Valez Arts for Art NY
January 2007 Thus... Text and Performance - Arts for Art presents Clemente Soto Valez NY
Julia's early professional career includes performing aerial feats in film, on television, and with circus, Julia worked for Martha Clarke on numerous productions which toured the US in prestigious venues such as Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center and more. She was principal dancer for Donald Byrd’s Spectrum Dance Theater for 3 years performing in NYC, Seattle, national touring and at the Spoleto Festival in Italy. She has also worked with a number of other choreographers over the years including Larry Keigwin, Jacques Perdigues, Heidi Latsky, Gus Solomon’s jr., and Daniel Wilkins. The innumerable events of solo improvisation can hardly be documented. She has earned a black belt in Kung Fu in which she continues to train.