Julie, the head of our tap department, is entering her 19th year of teaching at the studio.
She started her dance training at age six with Ruby Barley, studying tap, jazz and ballet. She later continued her studies of jazz and tap with Marie Stinnett, as well as taking over the tap department in 1992. She has taught tap for the Cupertino Parks and Recreation Department, the YMCA, and DanceKids.
She has choreographed for the Sunnyvale Community Players, several music video contests, and the winning routine in the Elite Category for the National Acrobatic Championships of 1992. Her latest choreography includes the very successful Bella Mia Dinner theater productions of “San Jose Follies”, “Rock N’ Roll Reunion”, and “Red, Blonde, and Blue” as well as revivals of “San Jose Follies” and “Rock N’ Roll Reunion” at the Victory Theater in downtown San Jose.
Julie graduated from San Jose State University with a B.S. degree in Graphic Design and Advertising. While at SJSU, she was a member of the Spartan Spectrum Dance Team under the direction of Debbie Wilson.
Julie is the mother of 7 year old twins, Lucas and Claire!
Marie Stinnett Dance • (408) 257-3247 • MSD@mariestinnettdance.com