(Youth Dance Ensemble Choreographer) uses her experience as a professional dancer, choreographer and body worker to teach students how to move in concert with their natural abilities—simultaneously encouraging young dancers to push their creative boundaries while maintaining happy, healthy bodies. Julie began her academic pursuits in Dance Education and Performance at Columbia College in Chicago and completed her BFA at Bradford College. Upon graduation, Julie immersed herself in the Greater Boston dance community and has had the pleasure of performing with a long list of accomplished choreographers and companies over the past 15 years. Among them are Brian Crabtree, Caitlin Corbett Dance Company, Exit Dance Theatre, Karen Murphy, Nicola Hawkins and Weber Dance. Julie currently performs with EgoArt, Inc. and her own group, the TurnPike Project - an experimental contemporary dance company. Julie has been an athlete throughout her life, which allows her to integrate different aspects of physical training into her teaching and movement style. She has taught Modern Dance, Choreography, and Stretch classes at Brookline Public, Green Street Studios, Governor Dummer Academy and The Dance Place. Julie also runs an independent Shiatsu, Craniosacral, and Reiki practice.