Julia Bengtsson is a Swedish dancer and choreographer based in New York. Her performances range from classical ballet, to experimental theater and opera. Her choreography has been performed at Carnegie Hall, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, the UN Headquarters, Alvin Ailey Dance Center, Opera Lafayette, Higher Ground Festival, Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, and Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, VA.
In the summer of 2021 she was the first dance artist to be awarded a position in Early Music America’s Emerging Professional Leadership Council. She is a Board Member and Choreographer of Higher Ground Festival and Bach Cello Suites Festival.
Julia Bengtsson is a Board Member and Choreographer of Higher Ground Festival since four years and she is the choreographer of Bach Cello Suites Festival.
As a dancer, she has performed nationally and internationally with companies including New York Baroque Dance Company, Connecticut Ballet, Neglia Ballet, Victoria Ballet, Vadstena Castle, as well as at Sweden’s two finest theaters; the Gothenburg Opera and the Royal Swedish Opera House.
Julia Bengtsson received ten years of training from the Royal Swedish Ballet School and she was a Scholarship Student at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York.
Julia has received awards from organizations including Anders Sandrew’s Foundation (2014), Arts Umbrella (2014), Willinska Foundation (2012), Cecilia Rilton Ballet Foundation (2012), F. Barck Foundation (2012), and Carina Ari Foundation (2008).