testperformancetest is a multi-year experiment founded by Julie Thornton that brings a curated mix of national and international performance work to Austin. Occasionally, the fund will commission new work performed in Austin.
Julie Thornton received her BFA in Ballet from the University of Akron. After dancing professionally and teaching for several years, she retired from dancing and now serves on the board of the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, ArtPace in San Antonio, and Performa in Manhattan. She is also on board of Arthouse, where she serves as the board chair and founder of the Arthouse Texas Prize, Texas’ only statewide contemporary art prize.