Visiting Writers and Artists Series - Julio Ulises Medina

Year-long
Secondary Dance Students
Julio Ulises Medina is an artist and educator from Los Angeles. His work is identity-based and interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from various movement styles such as breaking and modern dance as well as engaging various artistic mediums such as movement, film, and text. 
Julio Ulises Medina is an artist and educator from Los Angeles. His work is identity-based and interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from various movement styles such as breaking and modern dance as well as engaging various artistic mediums such as movement, film, and text. As a Mellon Mays Fellow, Medina set out to study hip-hop on the concert stage and earned his MFA at UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance. Prior to that, Medina completed his B.A. in Dance and Movement Studies at Emory University as a Quest Bridge Scholar. While there, he worked with choreographers George Staib, Kyle Abraham, and Tara Lee. In 2009, Medina founded TrickaNomeTry (TNT) Dance Crew, an all-male hip-hop crew that performs in the Atlanta community to this day. Medina is also invested in bringing arts to underserved communities. He pioneered a partnership between TNT and Men in Motion, a dance company of boys ages 8-13 from Moving in the Spirit, a nationally acclaimed non-profit. He also serves as an instructor with Dance2Serve (D2S), an emerging non-profit in South Los Angeles seeking to better individuals and community through the artistry of dance. Currently, Medina is working with choreographer David Rousseve’s dance collective and he teaches Hip-Hop as a Lecturer in the Department of Dance at Cal State University, Long Beach where he has been named Assistant Professor of Dance in Fall 2017. He will be working with our secondary dance students on a monthly basis throughout the year introducing new approaches to choreography and dance.
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