Affiliation: Emory University Department of Dance & Movement Studies
Julio Medina is an artist from South Central Los Angeles. His work fuses hip-hop vernacular and modern dance, engaging mediums such as movement, film, and text. Medina danced in David Rousséve/REALITY company since 2016, performing the evening length work Halfway to Dawn nationally and internationally from 2018-2019. Medina earned his MFA at UCLA’s Department of World Arts & Cultures/Dance. Beforehand, he completed a double B.A. in Dance and Movement Studies as well as Anthropology at Emory University as a QuestBridge Scholar. Medina was a member of Atlanta-based StaibDance Company until 2013. After serving as full-time faculty in the Department of Dance at California State University, Long Beach from 2017-2019, Medina returned to Emory University to start a new tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the dance program.