The Art of Taboo at CreativeMornings/Vancouver


CreativeMornings/Vancouver is excited to introduce Julia Taffe as our next speaker for March on the theme of Taboo. The founding artistic director of Aeriosa, a Vancouver-based vertical dance company, Julia has choreographed over 25 works on location including Stawamus Chief Mountain in Squamish, Taipei City Hall, Cirque du Soleil headquarters, Vancouver Library Square, Banff Center, Scotiabank Dance Centre, and Toronto’s 58-storey L Tower. The CreativeMornings/Vancouver community could not ask for a better speaker than Julia on the theme of Taboo.

Professionally trained at the School of Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and the Toronto Dance Theatre, Julia performed across Canada with Ruth Cansfield, and internationally with Bandaloop. Burnt out, Julia retired from the dance world to immerse herself in nature as a mountain guide. After a near-death tumble off a rock ledge, Julia received the wake-up call she needed and returned to her first love: dance. She found vertical dance, a practice that provides her with intriguing opportunities for staging performances and shifting perspectives in dance.

Check out some of her work below:

A free monthly breakfast series, CreativeMornings/Vancouver is an excellent way to start off your month. Taking speakers from the community, CreativeMornings/Vancouver aims to spark inspiration in the creative community and start dialogues. Sign up here for the waitlist to join the creative community and listen to Julia open up about creativity and what’s Taboo.

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CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types started in New York by Tina Roth Eiesenberg ( Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, followed by a group discussion and Q&A. The gathering begins at 8:30am with the topic presentation starting at 9:00am and everyone taking off for work by 10am. CreativeMornings now has chapters in over 125 cities around the world, including New York, Chicago, London, Zurich, LA, San Francisco, Berlin, Auckland, Milan, Paris, and Vancouver among others. The Vancouver chapter of CreativeMornings is run by Mark Busse ( and his dedicated team of volunteers.