Julie Potter is a dance artist, writer and curator based in San Francisco. As the YBCA:You Senior Program Manager at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Potter curates programs stimulating the frequency, diversity and community of art-going, including the Smart Night Out and Smart Night Outing performance programs. She is also the Writer in Residence at the ODC Theater and recently completed her studies as part of the 2013 class at Wesleyan University’s Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance.
Potter was a 2011-12 Emerging Arts Professionals Fellow organizing public programs in the Bay Area including Artist As Citizen, The Artist-Administrator Balancing Act and Collaborators in Situ. She was also a guest curator for Dance Discourse Project #13: Dancing in the Museum presented by Dancers’ Group, CounterPulse and the de Young Museum.
She has written about the arts for publications including San Francisco Bay Guardian and In Dance, with contemporary performance festival coverage for L.A.’s pop-up newsroom Engine28.com, Portland’s Willamette Week and New York-based Culturebot. Potter was a Fellow in the 2011 NEA Arts Journalism Institute in Theater and Musical Theater at USC Annenberg, and the 2010 NEA Arts Journalism Institute in Dance at the American Dance Festival. She was also awarded a 2010 Gary Parks Emerging Writer Scholarship by the Dance Critics Association.
In New York, Potter worked at The Juilliard School and Weber Shandwick Travel and Lifestyle Practice and in Chicago interned at The Joffrey Ballet and River North Chicago Dance. She earned a B.S. in dance and arts administration with a minor in journalism from Butler University, spending a semester in Europe.
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