Juliet McMains

Dance Artist | Educator | Scholar


Juliet is a dance omnivore, devouring almost any dance practice with a voracious appetite, but she has a special place in her dance stomach for partnering, improvisation, and social dances of Latin America and the African Diaspora.


Upcoming events:

Imperfect Map, January 24-28, Meany Studio Theatre

 Dahlia Vu & Becky Darrow in Imperfect Map (photo by Steve Korn)

Dahlia Vu & Becky Darrow in Imperfect Map (photo by Steve Korn)

Choreography by Juliet McMains in collaboration with 10 dancers, created in dialogue with two poems: “The Second Coming” by William Butler Yeats and “A Map to the Next World” by Native American Joy Harjo. The well-known Yeats poem (1919) resonates today as an expression of anxiety about environmental, political, and social destruction and terror; whereas Harjo’s poem (2001) offers a model for renewal and hope in the midst of apocalyptical devastation. The dance is being created in collaboration with composer Ben Thomas who, like the choreographer, has created motifs in response to specific lines in the poems. The piece will be performed with live music played by Torch. Funded in part by a grant from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

Presented as part of the University of Washington Faculty Dance Concert

  • January 24-27, 2018 7:30pm, Meany Studio Theatre, Seattle, WA
  • January 28, 2018  2pm, Meany Studio Theatre, Seattle, WA


Improvisational Crossings:

Social Dance as Interdisciplinary Intervention

April 13-15, 2018

A social dance research colloquium at the University of Washington featuring research presentations, discussions, and dance workshops, all free and open to the public.