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Julian Jaensch

Artist Statement

I’ve really enjoyed The Writing Me program. It’s been great to experience different ways of writing and writing about different topics. I think the most important thing I’ve learned is to not be afraid of writing and just write. To know that it’s already there and you just need to get it down and then worry about shaping it.


Julian has been involved in the performing arts since he was 14 years old. He was a member of Newmet Youth Dance Theatre where he learned to dance and act and performed in many musicals and dance works. He studied acting at the Centre for Performing Arts (now AC Arts) and graduated in 1999. As a professional Julian has worked extensively. He was in Newmet’s professional dance in schools company (Newmet Interactive) for a year and has also worked as an actor for many theatre companies in Adelaide such as Lightning Strike, Chopted Logic, Bakehouse Theatre Company, Budgie Lung, Empty Space Theatre Company and Beating Heart Theatre Company (The History of the Devil, 2014 Fringe). He also choreographed Centrelink the Musical for the 2008 Adelaide and 2009 Melbourne Fringe Festivals. Julian began working with AAA a social group with a performance focus at Autism SA in 2006 and turned it into a theatre company; launching Company AT in 2009 as Artistic Director. Julian has written all but one of Company AT’s productions and has directed all of them. He is dedicated to building the company and using it as a vehicle for perceptual and social change for people on the Autism Spectrum.