Julie comes to Essentials Dance Company with a wealth of knowledge in the dance and education fields. While training Julie danced competitively at BDF for 8 years and performed in the Nutcracker with the Moscow Ballet Company. She is versed in many styles of dance including but not limited to ballet, jazz, tap, musical theater and lyrical. She was on staff with BDF for 3 years as an instructor and mentor. Julie attend college at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. It was there she received her Bachelor’s degree in Education. While attending Samford Julie was on the dance team for 4 years and held the prestigious position of captain for 2. She continued in the dance education field while in college teaching ballet and tap classes and assisting with performances of the Nutcracker at Birmingham Ballet Academy. She is currently a kindergarten teacher at Sea Isle Elementary School and is excited to join the Essentials Dance Company faculty.