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. 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 performeed 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.
In the fall of 2014, Crockett began filming as a series regular for Cinemax’s new pilot, Outcast. 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), Patience (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.