Julia Cheng founded House of Absolute in 2014, she is a creative director, choreographer and dance artist whose work has been presented internationally.
Her critically acclaimed choreography on Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club (directed by Rebecca Frecknall, with original cast featuring Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley) was the winner of 2022 Stage Debut Awards, and was also nominated for the 2022 Olivier Award (Best Theatre Choreography).
As Creative Director of House of Absolute, she created the dance work Warrior Queens which premiered at Sadler's Wells in London in May 2022.
An advocate of cross-disciplinary collaborations, Julia has worked with, among others, poet Lavinia Greenlaw, musicians Shingai and Floacist, composers Simon McCorry and Alex Ho, artist/sculptor Laila Muraywid, curator Kerry-Campbell and theatre director/activist Daniel York-Loh.
Other notable projects to date include an opera double-bill for Royal Opera House in London and 2 year-long residency with the Philharmonia Orchestra (with House of Absolute). In Spring 2023 she created an 'anti-opera' (as Director/Choreographer), Untold, together with composer Alex Ho in Belgium and Holland and has recently finished working on Wils Wilson's version of Macbeth at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Julia is also a judge and mentor for BBC Young Dancer, mentor for Breakin’ Convention (the biggest Hip Hop Festival in the UK), 2024 Associate Artist at The Gulbenkian Theatre and patron of Next Generation Youth Theatre in her hometown of Luton.