Julia started dancing ballet and jazz when she was five years old at the Conservatory of Music and Dance in Harleysville, PA. At age 12 she moved to Massachusetts where she started training classical ballet and modern at the Dancing Arts Center under Patrick Notaro and Gregg Saulnier where she worked with industry professionals in local nearby ballet companies such as Boston Ballet and Providence Ballet.
During her time at the Dancing Arts Center she performed in classical ballets such as Nutcracker, La Bayadere, Paquita, Coppelia, and more. She performed different soloist roles such as Gamzatti and Snow Queen.
After high school, she pursued her Bachelors at Carnegie Mellon where became involved in Dancers’ Symposium, Lunar Gala, and other dance organizations where she performed and choreographed contemporary and hip-hop pieces for these shows. She found her love for urban hip-hop dance and was also the Artistic Director for her crew ASA Dance during her senior year.
Post graduation, she has moved to San Francisco and is now a designer at Facebook. She uses her free time after work to participate in performance workshops and classes in the city while also teaching at HDC.