Julienne Schembri has extensive experience of performing in London, working with artists like Rosemary Lee, Amit Lahav, Anthony Van Laast, Sacha Miles Davis and featuring as an ensemble dancer in Wicked, in the West End. Now in Malta, Julienne is seeking alternate ways in which to share her passion for movement and dance while actively participating in the social domain. She believes that embodied knowledge can provide a rich and powerful source for self, social transformation, empathy, and connection. To satisfy this ongoing inquiry into the interconnection of dance and activism she is currently working towards gaining a diploma in Laban Bartenieff Movement System, through EMOVE institute in Rotterdam.
In Malta has been co-leading Dance Beyond Borders alongside Deborah Falzon, with the intention of developing socially engaged events that unveil the power of dance to raise awareness, break taboo around displacement and inspire connection. This collective engages in research, community practice and they are producing Refugee Week Malta, a festival intended celebrate the contributions, resilience and creativity of people seeking sanctuary in Malta.
Julienne is also keen and passionate about sharing her dance and movement practice with people from all backgrounds. She teaches locally with Opening Doors, ŻfinMalta and the Dementia Society.
Dance Festival Malta 2022