Kell Julliard has worked as a board-certified art psychotherapist in the chemical dependency field and taught creative movement with the Barbara Mettler Improvisational Dance Company.
After four years in New York City working in book publishing, he became director of the Sufi Choir of Boulder, Colorado, where he composed and taught music and conducted choral concerts.
In the fall of 1976, he moved to Tucson, Arizona, to join the Barbara Mettler Dance Company, after which he obtained an master of fine arts degree in dramatic direction from the University of Arizona.
He moved back to Louisville in 1983, and eventually became director of communications for the Christine Kleinert Institute for Hand and Micro Surgery. During that time, he also obtained a master’s degree in art therapy and studied visual art.
Relocating to New York in 1995, he now serves as assistant vice president of clinical research at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, where he teaches mindfulness meditation to faculty, residents, and staff.
He trained as a meditation facilitator with Mingyur Rinpoche and the senior instructors of the Tergar meditation community, and is a practice leader for the Tergar New York City Meditation Center.