Julie Chapnick

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Julie Chapnick began her career classically trained in the Cecchetti ballet method. She studied with the Atlantic Contemporary Ballet, American Dance Machine and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Julie received a BFA in Dance from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and went on to earn an MA in Dance and Dance Education with a concentration in K-12 from NYU's Steinhardt School of Education. Working with world renowned teachers and choreographers alike, Julie performed in numerous works during her undergraduate and graduate studies. She danced with the New Dance Ensemble, Second Avenue Dance Company, New Dance Collective and American Dance Art with whom she performed at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. Working in OH, NY, NC and MA, Julie has directed youth summer dance camps and intensives, served as a ballet mistress, and has presented her work in dance festivals and regional competitions. She has taught and choreographed in the privately-owned studio, public school system and community outreach programs working with youth with disabilities. She was appointed adjunct dance professor for Central Piedmont Community College and Johnson C. Smith University. Julie is happy to now call Chicago her home and is excited to be joining the Joffrey Academy summer faculty.

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