Julia Rae Antonick is a contemporary choreographer and dancer whose movement reflects a digestion of modern and classical dance forms from American, European and Indonesian roots. Her choreography emphasizes the creation of worlds the audience can enter, disrupting ingrained patterns of attention and reawakening a viewer to a language of kinetics, filigree and partnering work. Julia has been immersed in an ongoing collaboration with Jonathan Meyer (dance) and Joe St.Charles (music) over the past decade. With Meyer, she has served as Artistic Director for Khecari since 2010. >Julia graduated from the Chicago Academy for the Arts with the Dance Department’s Award of Excellence, received her BFA in dance from CalArts and has participated in intensives at Jacob’s Pillow, Bates Dance Festival, Earthdance, The Joffrey Ballet and The Kitchen. Antonick has received choreographic residencies at Djerassi, Ragdale, Hambidge, Links Hall, The Chicago Cultural Center, was chosen for NEFA’s Regional Dance Development Initiative, Links Hall’s Midwest Touring Nexus project, Mordine&Co.’s Emerging Artist Program, Korespoondance’s Fillimit and was presented in the 40th anniversary season at The Dance Center of Columbia College. She has received grants from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Illinois Arts Council, The Chicago Seminar on Dance and Performance, Driehaus, Donnelly, Cheney and Logan foundations, was awarded the Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist Grant for 2010 and has been one of NewCity’s best choreographers and top 50 players. Julia teaches Modern Dance at Hubbard Street’s Lou Conte Dance Studios, somatics at Chicago Northshore Kinetics, has been a mentor/outside eye for Links Hall’s Co-Mission residency in 2017 and Link-Up in 2015 and is an artist in residence at Indian Boundary and Revere Parks in Chicago through Khecari.