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SASSO,J_Danceshot_BWcrop_CyllaWithin an established professional practice spanning more than three decades, Julia Sasso has created a body of large-scale and intimate dance works, the style and content of which is widely recognized and celebrated. Acknowledged as ‘one of the foremost dance artists in the country’ (The Dance Current), Sasso choreographs extensively for the concert stage, professional dance training programs, theatre, film, and television. Her choreography has been presented throughout Canada, in the United States, and abroad. Among others, the Canada Dance Festival, Dancemakers, DanceWorks, Harbourfront Centre, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada, Toronto Dance Theatre, and Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, have commissioned and presented her work.

Sasso performed internationally with Toronto’s Dancemakers for sixteen seasons and continues to create and perform independently. Regarded as a master teacher, dramaturge, and artistic mentor to both established and emergent dance artists, Sasso is a core faculty member of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre’s Professional Training Program and teaches in York University’s Department of Dance at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Current and upcoming projects include core collaborator/performer in Exhale with Sore For Punching You (Allison Cummings), and mentor/outside eye for choreographer Aria Evans and random acts of dance performance. In March, 2016, DanceWorks/NextSteps will present the remount of Sasso’s Sporting Life (1996).

Website: juliasasso.com