dancer · choreographer · teacher
Julia holds a BFA in Dance, is a graduate of the Broadway Dance Center Professional Semester, and of Long Island High School for the Arts (under the direction of Janice Aguilera and Shirlene Blake). Today, she continues to train consistently throughout NYC, where she is mentored by Michelle Barber. She has had the privilege of assisting Michelle at Broadway Dance Center’s Dance Educator Development as well as for private master classes.
In 2017, Julia Kane Dance Collective was established while Julia was undergoing chemotherapy for Lymphoma. In 2019, Julia choreographed a (sold out!) full length performance, Cultivated Chaos, to benefit Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Following Chaos, she worked as Associate Choreographer to Zanza Steinberg for ALMA NYC's debut of YELLOW. As a dancer, she has performed at various NYC venues including at Hammerstein Ballroom during New York Fashion Week.
Julia has taught for many studios in the NYC area, including Broadway Dance Center, and BDC Children and Teens. She has choreographed award winning solos, duets, small group, and production numbers. Julia has experience teaching children as young as 3, and students of all ages with various physical and developmental disabilities.
CURRENT (online) Teaching Schedule:
Beg Jazz | Broadway Dance Center Online
Adv Beg Contemporary Jazz | ZOOM
Established in 2017, the Julia Kane Dance Collective is a project-based dance company comprised of varying artists in the NYC area. Julia strives to captivate audiences by seamlessly combining elements of technical jazz dance with contemporary movement. The company’s work has been reviewed as “Strong, dynamic, and beautiful,” while “imbuing a sense of strength through bold, cohesive movements.”
Premiering onstage at Jazz at Lincoln Center in the Booking Dance Festival, the company has since performed at venues around NYC, including Dixon Place, Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, at the JCE Jazz Choreography Project, KLICK'T's iDance4aCure Benefit, Peridance's APEX Showcase, and The NYC Choreographer's Forum, among others.
In September 2019, Julia presented a full length show, Cultivated Chaos, to benefit Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as PMT's Artist in Residence. The two sold out performances raised over $1,000 for Dr. Matthew Matasar's Lymphoma Survivorship Program.