Hailing from Utica, NY, Julia’s passion for performing began at a young age. Attending Utica College, Julia graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Psychology and minors in Sociology and Gender Studies. A dancer of twenty years, her ballet training is rooted in the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, having examined through the Intermediate level. Julia studied at Ballet Arts of CNY and Mohawk Valley Ballet under the direction of Delia Foley, A.R.A.D. and Melissa Larish, RAD RTS. She later continued her studies at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY from 2015 to 2019, partnering with the Dance and Movement Studies program. Since 2015, Julia has appeared as a guest artist with the Mohawk Valley Ballet and Central New York Academy of Dance, performing principal roles such as Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, and Dew Drop Fairy in The Nutcracker in addition to dancing as a soloist in works by David Fernandez, Sandra Stanton, Paris Wilcox, and Catherine Wright. Julia currently teaches ballet and group fitness classes at a number of studios in the greater Syracuse-Utica area. She has served as a faculty member at Ballet Arts of CNY, Syracuse School of Dance, Tiffany’s School of Dance, Mary Lourdes Academy of Dance, Star Performance Dance Centre, and Dance10 Studio. Her choreography has been featured in showcases with Syracuse Contemporary Dance Company, Mohawk Valley Ballet, Dance with Utica, and Salt City Dance Festival as well as Tiffany’s School of Dance’s full-length production of “The Nutcracker,” for which she acts as the artistic director. Julia holds certifications in Progressing Ballet Technique, PiYo, LaBlast Fitness, Barre Intensity, and P90X. She is an ACE certified group fitness instructor and photographer. Julia anticipates post-graduate studies in social work, with a focus in adolescent eating disorders.