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Why our Instructors and Staff love dance….

Yulia Zhmutski- Founder and Ballet Instructor

“I love dance because I feel connected with something big, inspirational, and beautiful when I dance. It helps me to recharge and clear my mind, it’s almost like I’m transformed into another universe. It is also an enjoyable way to exercise and stay strong and healthy.

Teaching is a whole different thing; when I teach, I learn myself. I believe when your cup is too full you must pour some out to refill it. I love sharing my knowledge and passion with young dancers. I also love to see my dancers achieve their goals and become the best they can be. I love the wonderful people and unique, amazing personalities of the many different dancers as well. My main goal is not just to teach dance, but to give them skills they can use throughout their lives. There are so many things to learn through dance besides dance. I love watching that process.”

Jessica Michael- Tap Instructor

“I love dance because of the freedom of expression it allows you to achieve within yourself. Dancing helps me deal with busy days and forget the underlying issues I must overcome. Most of all, I love passing down the knowledge of dance to my students and getting to watch them progress into beautiful dancers. I feel so fortunate to have been at Julia’s for ten years. I am thankful I have gotten to know my students not just through dance but on a personal level…. They have become my family.”