INSTRUCTORS

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Yulia Zhmutski

Studio Founder &

Ballet Instructor

Yulia founded Julia’s Dance Academy in 2009 out of a desire to share her passion for dance with the Norman community.

Yulia has professional training in Russian classical ballet, more specifically the Vaganova Method, which she received in Tashkent, Uzebekistan.

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Amelia Morris

Ballet

Amelia is passionate about ballet and is pursuing a degree in dance education. She loves working with children and her dream is to teach ballet. Amelia has been dancing for 16 years. She's trained at Julia’s Dance for the past 8 years. 

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Amanda Gorzney

Jazz, Hip Hop & Adult Tap

Amanda grew up dancing  in Duncan, Oklahoma. She danced for 15 years, and eight of those years she danced competitively throughout Oklahoma and Texas in tap, jazz, hip-hop and lyrical. In high school she  was also a member and later a captain for the Duncan High School Pom Squad. While attending the University of Oklahoma she enjoyed dancing in the Crimson Beats hip-hop club.

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Georgina Ledesma

Ballet & Ballroom

Georgina started teaching ballroom dance in 1990.  She is certified in the Terpsichore syllabus and was a dance major at BYU. She loves the beauty and creativity that is a part of dance and is excited to see her students excel in their talents.

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Jessica Michael

Tap

Jessica specializes in dance technique. She  started teaching at Julia's Dance Academy in 2011.
Besides enjoying the great outdoors and dancing, she enjoys watching her students develop into amazing dancers.

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Jamie White

Ballet and Contemporary

Jamie White is a multi faceted dance teacher with 12 years of dance experience and 4 years of teaching experience. Jamie has participated in competitive dance around the US as-well as in Rome, Italy.  During Jamie's years as a competition dancer they trained with the Joffrey Ballet company in New York City and with the OKC Ballet earning multiple scholarships and titles like the “Spirit of Dance” award in 2018. 

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Briana Sayles

Modern

Briana is a current graduate student at University of Oklahoma, pursuing an MFA in Modern dance, and received her Bachelor's in Arts Entrepreneurship in Dance from the University of Oklahoma. She has been dancing for 20+ years, teaching for 10+ years, and values artistry, injury prevention, and smiles from confident students above all else.

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Audrey Morris

Ballet Assistant

Audrey has studied dance for 12 years, and has been at Julia's Dance for the past 7 years. She enjoys all styles of dance but ballet has her heart. She has been assisting in our ballet classes for the past year.

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Peter Zhmutski

Stretching & Acting

Peter is the creator of Premeditative Stretching, 

a unique stretching and toning system. His knowledge  comes from attending an Olympic Style Russian sport’s school, years of martial arts experience and practice of mind body correlation skills. He also teaches acting for dancers and trains contestants for pageants. 

STAFF

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Erica Jenkins

Receptionist

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Angel Morris

Studio manager