Julie Cruse has a decade of experience in creative direction, design, and community engagement across the fields of new media, education, arts, health and mind-body wellness practices in academic, non-profit, and for-profit sectors. She has presented her work at national and international conferences, and her learning applications have garnered attention from such institutions as Sarah Lawrence College, New York University, Columbia College Chicago, and University of East London SMARTLab Digital Media Institute. Press coverage includes Mashable, Entrepreneurship at ASU, Phoenix NewTimes, The Lantern, The Winger, and Great Dance. Cruse is a recipient of over 20 grants, awards, and honors including recognition in 2009 as Outstanding Alumni in Innovation from Ohio University.
During her master’s studies in Media Arts + Sciences at Arizona State University, Cruse worked for two years at Situated Multimedia Arts Learning Lab (SMALLab) designing, deploying, and investigating embodied games for learning. She also contributed to Learning Installations, Serious Embodied Games for Learning, and Mediated Ludic Learning and Technology.
At The Ohio State University she earned her Master of Fine Arts in Dance & Technology and supervised the Experimental Media and Movement Arts Lab in the Advanced Computing Center for Arts and Design. Her trans-disciplinary dance, media, and arts career spans performance in the work and research of Liz Lerman, Merce Cunningham, Suguru Goto, Susan Kozel, Perry Cook, AZAGUNO, Marlon Barrios Solano, and Alwin Nikolais. She continues physical practices as a dancer, yogi, and teacher.