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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 and Receptionist

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 18 years. She's trained at Julia’s Dance for the past 9 years. 

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. 

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.

Jessica Michael


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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Brenna Sawney

Modern & Contemporary

Brenna is a 2023 OU graduate and has been dancing for 15 years. She has training in Lester Horton's codified modern dance technique and a passion for watching dancers grow in their love for dance. Brenna is also an MFA student with the Institute of American Indian Arts studying creative writing. 

Blair Noblin

Tap, Jazz & Contemprary

Blair is a Senior at the University of Oklahoma studying Biology on the Pre-Dental track. She has been dancing since she was 3 years old. Her talent for pageants in the Miss Oklahoma Organization is Tap for which she has received scholarships and talent awards. Her dance journey led her to receive a scholarship from the Oklahoma City University’s Competitive Pom team before transferring to the University of Oklahoma for Dental School. She wishes to pass on her love of jazz, tap, and contemporary dance to help other dancers grow and step out of their comfort zone.

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