Julie Janus Walters

Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Program of Dance

External address: 205 Bivins Building, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686
Phone: (919) 660-3354

Overview

My experience as a former principal dancer with more than 30 years of professional performing experience has greatly informed my development as a teacher, researcher and choreographer. Working with numerous and diverse choreographers, historians and teachers has shaped both my exacting and intimate knowledge of the Joffrey Ballet’s exceptional repertory and informs my own choreographic work and research. My primary work is in choreography, classical and contemporary ballet technique, pointe studies, and the preservation of historical ballets from the twentieth century. My secondary interest is researching and exploring the connections between classical ballet and somatic methods.

Handel Concerto Grosso. Choreographer. (2012)

World premiere of Handel Concerto Grosso, created for thirteen Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive students. Premiered on the culminating performance of the intensive which included works danced by students and the Carolina Ballet professional company.

Text Style. Choreographer. (2012)

Choreographed for 18 dancers and performed by Duke University Ballet Repertory Ensemble at Reynolds Theater

Arpoino's ballet Reflections. Restager. (2012)

Choreolab 2013 spring performance will mark the first staging of excerpts from the Gerald Arpino ballet Reflections as a repetiteur for the Gerald Arpino and Robert Joffrey foundation. This ballet has been in the Joffrey Ballet's repertoire since 1971 and continues to be set on professional companies and schools across the country. Through a grant I will be able to stage the work for the Duke Repertory Ensemble with scheduled performances in March 2013. Having danced this work under the tutelage of Gerald Arpino along with many other Arpino ballets for more than 13 years, I feel this is an important opportunity to pass on my knowledge through this work. I was awarded an internal grant to stage Gerald Arpino's ballet Reflections and I look forward to supporting the foundation and creating an educational opportunity for Duke Dance Program to work with the Gerald Arpino foundation in preserving and performing his works.

English Suite. Choreographer. (2011)

Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive Performance: World premiere of an English Suite, a piece choreographed for nineteen students.

Outsiders. Choreographer. (2011)

Choreographed a piece entitled Outsiders with Tyler Walters, for Choreolab Performance at Reynolds Auditorium

Variations on a Theme of Haydn. Choreographer. (2010)

Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive Performance: Premiere of Variations on a Theme of Haydn, a piece choreographed for fifteen students.

House Party. Choreographer. (2010)

Continuing the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes, Julie created the House Party, a piece inspired by Bronislava Nijinska’s 1924 ballet, Les Biches. The House Party was performed on the Choreolab 2010 concert, featuring live music by So Percussion.

Peter Pan. Choreographer, Restager. (2010)

A Light Touch. Choreographer. (2009)

A Light Touch a 13 minute piece choreographed for eleven dancers and performed at Reynolds Theatre

Kehl's Ensemble. Choreographer. (2009)

Kehl's Ensemble: Two -Part Invention A 3 minute piece choreographed for 6 dancers to music by Bela Fleck.

Pages

Handel Concerto Grosso. Choreographer. (2012)

World premiere of Handel Concerto Grosso, created for thirteen Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive students. Premiered on the culminating performance of the intensive which included works danced by students and the Carolina Ballet professional company.

Text Style. Choreographer. (2012)

Choreographed for 18 dancers and performed by Duke University Ballet Repertory Ensemble at Reynolds Theater

Arpoino's ballet Reflections. Restager. (2012)

Choreolab 2013 spring performance will mark the first staging of excerpts from the Gerald Arpino ballet Reflections as a repetiteur for the Gerald Arpino and Robert Joffrey foundation. This ballet has been in the Joffrey Ballet's repertoire since 1971 and continues to be set on professional companies and schools across the country. Through a grant I will be able to stage the work for the Duke Repertory Ensemble with scheduled performances in March 2013. Having danced this work under the tutelage of Gerald Arpino along with many other Arpino ballets for more than 13 years, I feel this is an important opportunity to pass on my knowledge through this work. I was awarded an internal grant to stage Gerald Arpino's ballet Reflections and I look forward to supporting the foundation and creating an educational opportunity for Duke Dance Program to work with the Gerald Arpino foundation in preserving and performing his works.

English Suite. Choreographer. (2011)

Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive Performance: World premiere of an English Suite, a piece choreographed for nineteen students.

Outsiders. Choreographer. (2011)

Choreographed a piece entitled Outsiders with Tyler Walters, for Choreolab Performance at Reynolds Auditorium

Variations on a Theme of Haydn. Choreographer. (2010)

Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive Performance: Premiere of Variations on a Theme of Haydn, a piece choreographed for fifteen students.

Cinderella. Dancer. (2010)

Carolina Ballet

House Party. Choreographer. (2010)

Continuing the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes, Julie created the House Party, a piece inspired by Bronislava Nijinska’s 1924 ballet, Les Biches. The House Party was performed on the Choreolab 2010 concert, featuring live music by So Percussion.

Peter Pan. Choreographer, Restager. (2010)

Sleeping Beauty. Dancer. (2010)

Carolina Ballet

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Cinderella. Dancer. (2010)

Carolina Ballet

Romeo and Juliet. Dancer. (2006)

Carolina Ballet. Filmed and aired by UNC-TV.

Swan Lake. Dancer. (2005)

Carolina Ballet

Nijinski's 1913 Le Sacre du Printemps. Dancer. (1988)

Joffrey's reconstruction of Nijinski's 1913 Le Sacre du Printemps. Filmed in Denmark and seen on public television in the USA and Europe. Dance in America, PBS.

Michel Fokine's Petrouchka. Dancer. (1980)

Joffrey Ballet's production of Michel Fokine's Petrouchka starring Rudolf Nureyev. Dance in America, PBS