This year we are so excited to put on a production, and what better way to preform Cinderella, and our very own version at that! We are happy to combine all our dance disciplines to create a magical and fun atmosphere to this classic story known around the world.
April 12th Rehearsal at Julia's 2p.m.-4p.m.
Shown Above: Pictures of Julia's beautiful dancers performing                                              April 26th Rehearsal at Julia's 2p.m.-4p.m.
May 1st Tech Rehearsal at OU Reynolds Performing Arts Center 5p.m.-Done
May 3rd Dress Rehearsal 8a.m.-12p.m.
May 3rd Cinderella Performance 6p.m.
If you woud like to volunteer for sewing, backstage, stage makeup, or building sets, let us know!


Welcome to Julia's Academy of International Dance where we create experiences that will last a lifetime. We are dedicated to our customers regardless of age and experience. We believe everyone deserves a chance to be happy and free in spirit, and expressthose feelings through the art of dance. That is why we call the experience "Happiness in Motion".

We provide instruction, guidance, and choreography from the best. All dance instructors are held to the highest standards as established by our renowned Russian Prima ballerina, Yulia Zhmutski

Julia’s is a proud member of the following organizations:

7 reasons why being trained by a Russian Prima Ballerina is important to you!

Because Julia’s is the only dance academy in the Midwest and Southwest to have a Russian Prima Ballerina leading our staff, we are the only Academy that can offer you all of these exciting and valuable opportunities!

Your child:

  1. Will practice the fundamentals correctly, avoiding unnecessary injuries and traumas (SAFETY)
  2. Will learn correct terminology for all of the movements and techniques, providing competence in scholastic advancement (KNOWLEDGE)
  3. Will acquire the true essence of being a dancer, including the ethics and aesthetics (BEAUTY)
  4. Will become a highly disciplined artist – a proven factor to improve performance in school and better behavior at home (CONSISTENCY)
  5. Showcase their talent and skills mastered at Julia’s and be a part of professional performing arts productions (PURPOSE)
  6. Will perform with a Prima Ballerina on stage, enabling your child to model the best in the world (PRIDE)
  7. Can advance to certification level awarded by industry recognized dance professionals. This certification provides your child entrance into advanced levels of training or performing (CREDIBILITY)
We started Julia's Academy to create a home for those who seek fulfillment in the performing arts and to bring happiness to children and their families.
We are always excited to share our story with you. To learn more about our values and principles please see our Vision, Mission, and Culture statements.


 "I found Julia’s Academy by going to my niece’s ballet recital. I had gone to them in the past, and knew that she had started going to a “new ballet academy” here in Norman that had a Russian ballet instructor. I noticed a remarkable improvement in my niece’s dance and technical ability as I watched her. After the program, Peter and Yulia came on stage and stated that they take all ages and abilities.

 Here I was, a 45 year old, that loved to dance, and had been trained by Russian ballet instructors before. That was 25 years ago. The more I thought about it, I realized I truly missed ballet, and the creative outlet it gave me. Would Peter and Yulia even give me - an overweight, 45 year old - a chance?

I started Ballet at 5, auditioned and became an apprentice for The Wichita Falls Ballet Theater at the age of 9. I’ve danced in The Nutcracker, Firebird, Geisel, Mid Summer Night Dream, Carousel, and Oklahoma, just to name a few. I had danced for 13 years, but again that was 25 years ago.. I now have a wonderful family, consisting of a husband and three children. I’m a full time mom and wife, have church responsibilities, and maintain a fulltime job. Could I really find time for myself?

I had to call - they did say they took “any level.” I asked for an audition and they gladly set up a time for me to come in. I didn’t even have tights and a leotard that I could fit into, but I still had my ballet slippers! Peter and Yuila were very gracious and agreed to let me start in the Beginners’ class.

Now, after a year, I’ve lost 40 pounds working with Yuila and the Little Ballerinas! I’ve been in three performances, and love going to as many classes as time permits.

I work for Rug Doctor, driving all over Western Oklahoma. I’m so grateful to have this job, but it’s basically “a man’s job.” However, Yulia has given back to me what I’ve truly been missing, the grace and time to be strong and feminine! She gives me the ability to love and nurture these precious Little Ballerinas! Hopefully, they too will have the same love for dance as Yulia and all of the dancers here have! Thank you, Yulia and Peter, for letting me dance again and bringing back my first love!"



Students and Parents!

This Saturday, April 12th, is our first full rehearsal for Cinderella. We will still be having normal classes that day as well. Rehearsal is planned to be from 2-4pm but might go over a little since this is our first one. Please come prepared, stretch before you come, make sure you eat, and bring water with you. We are excited and we can't wait to see you there!

Please let us know if you have any questions.