Julia has been dancing since she was just three years old! She has grown up at the Academy of Danse along with her talented sisters who are now teachers as well, Jessica and Jaycie. She has danced for over 14 years and continues to develop her skills. Julia has taken jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, contemporary, musical theatre, and pointe.

This is Julia’s third year teaching. Julia is trying to follow in her mom and sisters’ footsteps as amazing dance teachers. She looks up to them and hopes to choreograph routines and move people just like they have been doing for many years. Her mom, DeeAnn is the proud owner of the Academy of Danse and has always pushed her to be her best and has made a second home and family for her through the studio.

Julia Valine has been on the Competition Company since 2013. She has enjoyed being a part of the dance family and community and enjoys being a leader to all her teammates. It has given her so many opportunities to grow as a dancer and a friend and leader. Julia loves to be a friend to all and help out around the studio in any way she can. Julia is a friendly face you can always approach if you ever need anything. Julia has grown as a dancer and teacher tremendously in the past few years, she and her friend Alex have started doing master classes every few months for all ages and levels. It’s always a fun time and a great learning experience for the dancers. She also has choregraphed a platinum hip hop competition duet with Alex as her duet partner.

Julia attends Justin siena High School as a senior. She takes education very seriously and works very hard in school and wants to major in psychology to help teenagers with their mental health in the future. She also wants to continue teaching at the Academy of Danse and continue to be involved in the family business with her mom, dad and sisters. Julia has gone through ups and downs in life as everyone does growing up, but dance and teaching has always gotten her through it! This job is in her blood, she is passionate and driven.

Julia is a firm believer in being kind to all and believes the studio is a judgment free zone. Julia says she wants to use dance to spread love, kindness and joy to everyone and encourages her students to do the same.