staff member JuliaAdam: Vanishing Act
Vanishing Act – Julia Adam graduated from Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) in 1983. She spent the next five years at the National Ballet of Canada before joining San Francisco Ballet in 1988. She retired from dancing in spring 2002 after gaining prestige as a principal dancer known for her lyricism, musicality and broad theatrical range. Following her retirement, Julia has developed her love and talent for choreography. After creating her first ballet, The Medium is the Message in 1993 for San Francisco Ballet’s Choreographic Workshop, she created Once is Enough to the music of Bobby McFerrin and Yo-Yo Ma, which was subsequently performed at the 1995 opening of the new Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. Numerous commissions followed allowing for collaborations with composers, including Matthew Pierce for two separate works. Julia has created over 40 works for numerous companies including San Francisco Ballet, Houston Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theater, The Joffrey Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Nashville Ballet and Ballet Arizona. Julia has created more than eight works on Ballet Memphis and was their artistic associate from 2010 to 2013. In 2014 Julia founded Julia Adam Dance and continues to develop her company in Marin County, California. Julia is currently the Artist in Residence at Marin Ballet, Artistic Director Cynthia Lucas.