Studio Owner Instructor/Choreographer
Julie received her B.S. Degree in elementary education, as well as her B.A.degree in dance choreography from the State University of New York at Fredonia. Not only is she trained and certified as an elementary teacher in both New York State and Florida, but she has 10 years of classroom experience working hands on with her students. She is able to understand and appreciate the many learning styles that each child utilizes to succeed. Julie applies these various techniques that worked in the classroom on a daily basis in her approach with the education plan for her dance students. She is able to expose a student to and develop the techniques in a variety of dance forms to ensure complete and total understanding. Julie approaches each students dance training with the guidance of one primary thought… staying “devoted to tradition”. The traditional training in the core curriculum of ballet, tap, and jazz are what turns a person who loves to dance into a dancer!
In her earlier years in New York, Julie was studio trained from elementary through her high school years. Upon entering college, she trained and performed with the Orchasis dance company at S.U.N.Y. Fredonia. It was during this time that she studied all forms of dance including modern and African. Her studies took her through an education of all the traditional techniques of dance and choreography, as well as the study of written music and the instruments that supports the different styles of song writing.
During her college years, Julie also took an active role assisting Miss New York, U.S.A. 1997. She was busy working behind the scenes helping to prepare for the upcoming competition for Miss USA, while accompanying her throughout her travels and appearances during her reign as Miss New York USA. During this time, Julie herself competed in local and state pageants to continue to help develop her stage presence.
Upon graduation in 1999, Julie was recruited from NY to teach for Orange County Public Schools in Florida. After two years, she then transferred to Seminole County Public Schools where she taught at Heathrow elementary in 2002. After 6 years at Heathrow, Julie has left teaching elementary school to focus on her studio and her two beautiful children. Currently, she is an instructor/choreographer at the studio and has choreographed award winning routine for our competitive groups.