Julia Bengtsson is a Swedish dancer and choreographer based in New York. A Gothenburg native, Julia started taking dance classes five years old with Eileen Jones, Principal Dancer with the Gothenburg Ballet. Ms Jones encouraged Julia to apply to the Swedish National Ballet School, where she was accepted. At sixteen Julia moved to Stockholm to continue her studies at the Royal Swedish Ballet School. After her graduation she was accepted as a Scholarship Student at the Joffrey Ballet School.
Julia has performed soloist roles at first-class theaters in Sweden, as well as in US, such as The Royal Swedish Opera House, The Gothenburg Opera, and Lincoln Center. Her performances range from classical ballets, to operas, to musicals, to music videos, and she has collaborated with several internationally accaimed photographers.
Julia has received significant 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).