Fuora Dance Project was founded by Federica Esposito and Giulia Montalbano in February 2014. In 2016, Giulia took over as the Artistic Director and since then Fuora has continued to create and present its own repertoire at various venues and festivals, including:
Edinburgh Fringe 2015, Hidden Door Festival, DanceLive, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Resolution!!2015, Perth Dance Festival, Cottiers Dance Project and Streetland, CityMoves, London Bridge Live Arts Festival, Dance International Glasgow, Teatro Libero and Dundee Rep Theatre. Most recently, a National Scottish tour of W-hat About? visited The Gathering Showcase (The Touring Network), Diversity week at Borders College (Live Borders in collaboration with NHS Scotland), Lochgelly Centre, Platform, Adam Smith Theatre, Dundee Rep Theatre, Cumbernauld Theatre, Eastgate Theatre, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Mull Theatre, Arran High School Theatre and Brunton Theatre.
Graduated with a First-Class Honours Degree and Postgraduate from London Contemporary Dance School. Giulia is a full time dance teacher of ballet , floor-barre and contemporary dance, including Cunningham, Release, floor work and Skin release, Contact Improvisation and Partnering work.
Her current teaching experience includes teaching to the physically impaired and children from 0 to 11 years, youth groups and adults as well as with companies training for professional dance in Scotland. These include:
Dance House Glasgow; Scottish Dance Theatre; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland; Macrobert Stirling; YDance, Horsecross; Nurseries and Primary Schools around Scotland; Dance Base; CityMoves; Fife Youth.
Her career has been enriched with additional international experiences as performer including: Cora Bissett (Grit); Scottish Dance Theatre; Rambert Dance Company (Dane Hurst); Alan Danielson (Limon Dance Company); Jo Strogmen (Sweden); Victor Qujada (Canada); Hofesh; Liv Lorent; Fleur Darkin; Maura Morales (Germany); Shumpei Nemoto (Japan); Matthias Kass (Switzerland); Eliot Smith Dance; Janice Garrett (USA); Company Idem (Switzerland); Rep of Shioban Davies (London); Richard Alston (Ceremony of Carols); Rob Heaslip; Henri Oguike and Shaper/Caper.
Giulia worked with Rosie Kay as dance leader for 5 soldiers and as a choreographer for the premiere of the new show from Marc Brew, as choreographer for Youth engagement, in Dundee.
She is currently Dance Development Officer for Aspire Dundee and Artistic Director of Fuora Dance Project.
Across all our various productions we collaborate with a diverse range of artists across different disciplines. For full details of everyone we are working with now and have worked with in the past, see our Collaborators page.