Julia Shove holds a B.S. in psychology from Utica College, graduating summa cum laude with minors in sociology and gender studies. A dancer of twenty years, she studied at Ballet Arts of CNY in Clark Mills, New York under the instruction of Delia Foley, A.R.A.D. and Melissa Larish, RAD RTS. Julia completed her Royal Academy of Dance training through the Intermediate level. From 2015 to spring 2019, she continued her training at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, partnering with the Dance and Movement Studies program and performing in numerous works choreographed by faculty and guest artists, namely David Fernandez, Sandra Stanton, and Paris Wilcox. Julia's teaching experience, including pointework and variations, is concentrated in classical ballet, fusing together aspects of both the RAD and Vaganova techniques. She is certified in PiYo and P90X through BeachBody as well as LaBlast Fitness. Performing as a soloist with Mohawk Valley Ballet throughout her formative years, Julia worked alongside Columbia City Ballet’s company members in multiple full-length productions, including Cinderella and Don Quixote. She has returned to Mohawk Valley Ballet as a guest artist since 2015 to dance principal roles in a variety of productions, namely Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen in The Nutcracker. Her neoclassical choreography is featured in repertory showcases and local dance festivals, incorporating balletic and contemporary movement. Julia currently teaches ballet technique and group fitness classes at a number of studios in the greater Utica-Syracuse area in addition to operating a small photography business.