Yulia Arakelyan

Event:             New Seeds Festival 2011
Artist:             Yulia Arakelyan
Genre:            Musician
Lineup:           Friday, March 30, 2011
                       Saturday, March 31, 2011

From 2004-2005 Ms. Arakelyan trained with CandoCo Dance Company in London, England as part of their Foundation Course in Dance. In 2007, Yulia was the first wheelchair user to graduate from the University of Washington with a BA in Dance. Some of her most influential teachers are: Sheri Brown, Mizu Desierto, Jurg Koch, Miguel Gutierrez, Natsu Nakajima, Katsura Kan, and Yukio Suzuki. Yulia has performed with various people in various locations such as Performance Works NW, Lilian Baylis Studio Theatre (UK), Long Distance Project, Impetus Arts, VSA Vision Gallery, University of Washington, Polaris Dance Center, The Headwaters and Scratch PDX. In 2009, Yulia was invited to present on the Education and Training Panel at the National Summit on Careers in the Arts for People with Disabilities at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Along with partner Erik Ferguson, Yulia founded Wobbly Dance – a multidisciplinary performance project based in Portland, OR.