Instructor, School of Ballet
Westchester, New York
Promoted to Soloist in 2023
Julia began her formal ballet training at the age of nine at Ballet Academy East in Manhattan. At fourteen, she went to The Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington D.C. where she graduated with the Outstanding Graduate award. Following graduation, she train with Alexei Kremnev and Anna Resnik in Chicago, and after one year joined Colorado Ballet’s studio company where she performed Dracula, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Serenade and Carmina Burana.
In 2019, Julia joined Ballet San Antonio’s corps de ballet and in 2023, she was promoted to soloist. Since joining Ballet San Antonio, she has had the honor to perform such roles as Mercedes and Kitri’s friend in Don Quixote, a step sister in Cinderella, Spanish Chocolate and Lead Mirliton in The Nutcracker, and Tweedle Dee and Dum in Alice in Wonderland. Aside from dancing, Julia attends college online with New York State University where she is earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Leadership and Management.
Get to know Julia
When did you start dancing and why?
I started dancing when I was three.
What inspired you? What inspires you as a pro?
I was inspired by the professional ballerinas I grew up watching in New York City, and the feeling I would get when I was performing on stage. As a professional, I am inspired by all the things I have yet to learn. As dancers, we are always looking to improve our skillset, and this motivates me to work hard and strive to reach my fullest potential.
Why did you choose BSA, and for some both BSA-SBSA?
I initially chose BSA because of their repertoire, but I continue to choose BSA because of the amazing leaders we have here. They all want us to be the best we can be and with that we work together to create the best product for our audience. I feel valued, inspired, and supported in this organization and it truly feels like a family. I chose to teach at SBSA because I believe in our mission to bring the highest quality of training to aspiring young dancers of San Antonio. I enjoy working with every student here and love getting to share the stage with them in our company productions.