Julia Cheng UK/CN
Julia Cheng is a British born Chinese artist renowned for her extensive work in the dance theatre sector spanning over 15 years.
As a creative director and choreographer, Julia draws from her international training in hip hop, waacking/punking, contemporary dance, theatre studies, martial arts and eastern philosophy. Her technique continues to evolve as she seeks to break boundaries in her works, as seen in her most recent double-bill Brecht & Weill Seven Deadly Sins/Mahoganny Songspiel at Royal Opera House and her choreography work on West End musical revival of Cabaret which premiered in Dec 2021.
Her work has been presented at distinguished venues such as The Institute of Contemporary Art, London Jazz Festival, Roundhouse, Sadler’s Wells, V&A museum, Southbank Centre, British Council Cairo amongst many more.
Throughout her career, Julia has developed cross-collaborative works & commissions with artists spanning contemporary dance, music, visual art and poetry to critical acclaim. This in turn led Julia to establish House of Absolute in 2014, a celebrated multidisciplinary performance company who are Philharmonia Orchestra Artist in Residence 2021/2022.
Julia has a passion to give back to the next generation of artists with her work as a mentor for the biggest UK Hip Hop Festival, Breakin’ Convention & BBC Young Dancer and as a patron of Next Generation Youth Theatre in her hometown Luton.