Julia is a dancer choreographer and director. She danced with The Australian Ballet, Australian Dance Theatre and was a founding member and co-director of Etcetera, a visual performing group. Her choreographic credits include productions for Belvoir Street, Sydney Theatre Company, The Australian Ballet, Australian Dance Theatre, Etcetera, Tasdance, State Opera of South Australia and SA Youth Opera, Sidetrack Performance Group, Freewheels, Death Defying Theatre and Flying Fruit Fly Circus. Julia worked at NIDA for 15 years with esteemed movement teacher Keith Bain OAM and then on his retirement she became Head of Movement for the Acting Department and Head of the post-graduate Movement Studies course. Since leaving NIDA in 2009 Julia has worked as a freelance writer, director & choreographer. She was instrumental in the editing, publishing and launch of the book Keith Bain on Movement (2010) and is currently acting Head of Movement at WAAPA.
Julia Cotton, long-time friend and colleague of Keith Bain, pays tribute to this iconic Australian dancer, teacher, mentor and legend.