Jules Skloot is a dancer, choreographer, teaching artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. Jules received a BA from Hampshire College and an MFA in dance from Sarah Lawrence College. As a white, Jewish, queer, working artist and transperson, Jules is committed to transformation at the place where spiritual work, social justice work, and artistic practice overlap, connecting movement to “The Movement” through embodied practice. Jules teaches dance and health classes at the Brooklyn Friends School, leads various movement practice classes and anti-oppression trainings and workshops at other schools, universities, and organizations, and is Associate Director of a spiritually based, arts and outdoor, social justice focused summer camp for young people in Northern, VA. Jules is very excited to join the YAP team this year.
Why YAP & Youth Institutes? Young people know what is up! Young people can courageously dream, envision, and enact liberation in ways that older people have often forgotten how to access! In order to dismantle systems oppression we will need a multi/inter-generational coalition of people thinking, listening, and participating together.