Julia Kleinknecht is certified as Somatic Movement Educator and Practitioner of Body-Mind-Centering® (2018 / 2022). She is graduate in cinematography, dancer, theatre professional and dramatherapist (certified DGfT). Intensive movement and bodywork practice since 2002 - Aikido, Shiatsu, Yoga, Contemporary dance and Contact Improvisation, discovering BMC® in 2005 and teaching it since 2018, e.g. at the fabrik Potsdam and Somatische Akademie Berlin. Trained in „Nouveau Cirque“ at Espace Catastrophe in Brussels, in Acting and Physical theatre at International Network Of Actors and MimeCentrum Berlin, and scholar at the Tanzfabrik Berlin from 2005-2009. Various performance projects and member of a puppeteer street theatre company for many years, long term collaboration with aufBruch KunstGefängnisStadt and Constanza Macras / Dorkypark. As well as working for many years with people with special needs at Lebenshilfe Berlin. Currently Julia is engaged as a dramatherapist in a primary school in Berlin Neukölln and in a project with children living in refugee shelters. She’s also regularly assisting in the BMC®training program of moveus and offering individual sessions.
Practicing and sharing BodyMindCentering® for Julia is getting to know deeply one’s own nature by experiencing the aliveness of cells, tissues and body systems. Inhabiting ourselves that way nourishes our ability to relate and offers countless possibilities for creative expression, dance and choreographic exploration. A focus of her current research are developmental movement patterns, embryology and body memory - aiming to unfold loving and connected ways to relate to ourselves, to other beings and to our environment.