Julie Mayo is an artist creating dance works that value the intersection of the uncanny and the quotidian. Re-contextualizing daily experience through performance, Mayo makes works governed by an absurdist sensibility, with a reverence for the inseparability of the comic and the tragic, the ordinary and the remarkable, and the individual and the collective. For Mayo, choreography is a medium disposed toward psychological complexity, felt experience, embodied paradox and is an opportunity for performer and audience to consider ourselves, intimately, as the unnameable.
Mayo is currently a 2018-2019 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence. Her work has been presented in New York by Movement Research, New York Live Arts, Gibney, The Kitchen, JACK, Dixon Place and Brooklyn Studios for Dance and nationally by Highways Performance Space (Los Angeles), NOHspace and Dance Mission (San Francisco), Links Hall (Chicago), and fidgetspace (Philadelphia). Mayo was a 2014-2015 Fresh Tracks Artist-in-Residence at New York Live Arts, a 2017 Dance and Process (DaP) artist at The Kitchen, and a 2018 Artist-in-Residence at the Center for Performance Research. She has been a guest teacher and choreographer at the University of Wisconsin/Madison, University of Nebraska/Lincoln, Dickinson College, Wilson College, Ohio University and others, as well as many community venues. Mayo is the recipient of creative residencies at UCross, Djerassi, Yaddo, Mount Tremper Arts, and Snug Harbor Cultural Center and will be in residence later this year at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts.