Kids Dance, Adult Dance
Julianne began her dance training at The Dance Gallery in Munster, Indiana under the direction of Amy White Hanas. Julianne took lessons in ballet, jazz and modern. She decided to further her dance education and attend Indiana University Bloomington to pursue a BFA in contemporary dance. During her time at IU, she had the privilege of being cast in guest artist and faculty works by Stephanie Batten Bland, Rennie Harris, Jose Limon, Elizabeth Shea, Stephanie Nugent, Selene Carter and Dr. Nyama McCarthy Brown. She also choreographed her own works while at IU which appeared in main stage and student run dance concerts. She had the privilege of presenting her work, “Unraveled”, at the American College Dance Association’s Midwest Conference to show at The University of Illinois. Julianne has had the opportunity to perform in the Indy Fringe Festival performing with Nugent/Shea Dance Theater. She has attended summer intensives with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Gallim, and Paul Taylor American Modern Dance. Julianne graduated from IU in 2019 and is now furthering her pre-professional training at COMMON studying under Terry Marling.
During Julianne’s junior year at IU, she dedicated her studies to a Dance Pedagogy curriculum, where she engaged in critical analysis and discussions, cultivated teaching skills and completed a social immersion project. This project served to forge a deeper understanding of the physical, social, and socio-economic components of teaching diverse individuals through movement and personal experience. She gained classroom management skills and an acute awareness of the interrelationships and interdisciplinary components of dance education.
Julianne’s experiences as a dance educator include the afterschool program, “Movement Exchange”, where she led creative movement sessions for the children of Girl’s Inc., the YMCA, and College Mentors for Kids in addition to her position as a staff member at The Dance Gallery in Munster, Indiana. For the last four years she has taught introductory jazz classes, exploratory ballet classes for youth and dance improvisation. These positions instilled patience, mentorship qualities, and confidence in her ability to impact young dancers.
Started at the Old Town School in August of 2019