Julie J. Walters
Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Program
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.
Education & Training
The Joffrey II Dancers, Sally Bliss and Maria Grandy, Directors, 1980-1981
Danced original roles created for me by Grey Verdon, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, and other choreographers. I performed additional repertory including works by Antony Tudor, and Robert Joffrey and other masters. Toured nationally and internationally, performing with Joffrey II Dancers.
Joffrey San Antonio Summer Workshop, 1980
Scholarship student, studied ballet technique with Robert Joffrey, Artistic Director of the Joffrey Ballet, and other guest teachers.
Joffrey Ballet School, 1979
Scholarship student, full time study in ballet technique, pointe, pas de deux, and variations; 2-3 classes per day with Meredith Baylis and numerous guest teachers.
Banff School of Fine Arts, 1978
Summer session scholarship student, studying RAD and Cecchetti ballet technique and pointe.
University of Wisconsin, 1978
Scholarship student, studied Russian technique with Tibor Zana and Madame Klistova.
Academic & Professional Positions
Professional Dance Companies
Wayne McGregor / Random Dance. Random Dances Company class, Reynolds’s Auditorium, Duke, February 22 and 24, 2012. Guest Teacher for company class
The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Guest Master Teacher 1994-1997. Taught and acted as ballet master in rehearsals as well as guest artist teaching for the company.
Joffrey Ballet. 1985-1996. Coach and rehearsal assistant Acted as ballet master while employed as a dancer. Ran rehearsals and coached other dancers in more than 40 different roles from the company's repertoire.
National Ballet of Iceland. 1995. Assisted in the staging of a new production of the ballet Carmen, choreographed by Svenbjorg Alexanders. Coached dancers in their roles.
Duke University, 2009-present. Assistant Professor of the Practice of Dance
Duke University, 2008-2009. Visiting Assistant Professor of the Practice.
The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 1997- spring semester 2008.
Duke University- Guest Instructor, 2004. I taught an intermediate course for the spring semester of 2004.
Assistant Director Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive, 2007-Present. Founding Assistant Director of a ballet intensive that had its inaugural session in the summer of 2007 on the campus of UNC Wilmington. Young dancers from the U.S. and around the world attended the intensive and currently the Ruth S. Shur Intensive is held in Raleigh North Carolina. World renowned Guest Master Teachers conduct master classes over the course of the intensive. Carolina Ballet is in residence during the Summer Intensive creating and rehearsing new and existing repertory. Carolina Ballet is a fully professional company of 32 dancers that performs in major venues statewide in North Carolina, and has toured to New York City, Budapest, Hungary, and The People’s Republic of China.
Duke Ballet Repertory Ensemble 2008- present. Co-director (with Tyler Walters) of the Duke Ballet Repertory Ensemble, a ballet ensemble comprised of Duke and UNC students enrolled in Ballet Repertory courses, augmented with talented dancers from the triangle area. The mission of the ensemble is to provide Duke students with a professional level performance environment by exposing them to rigorous artistic coaching in a diverse repertory. Students perform ballets from the standard repertory, revivals and reconstructions of dances by historically significant artists, and new works by recognized and emerging choreographers, including world premieres by Duke Dance Program faculty.
Faculty Facilitator/Director- Ballet Focus Program, Chapel Hill NC, 2006 - present. The Ballet Focus Program is a mentoring program that offers serious students an opportunity to further develop their artistry and technical skills and prepare them for professional careers and Summer Study programs. Individually crafted schedule’s and performance opportunities are at the core of the program.
Young Dancer Summer Program, Carolina Ballet, June 20, 2011 - present. Instituted and directed a new Young Dancer Summer Program in conjunction with Carolina Ballet's Summer Intensive (2011) for young talented students ages 9-11. Due to the success of the 2011 program, I was able to expand and develop the Young Dancer Program in 2012 to a full day program and increased program length to four weeks (instead of two)
Master Classes Taught
Dance Masters of Wisconsin, Olympia Resort & Conference Center, Oconomowoc, WI, November 19, 2011 - November 20, 2011. Conducted multiple master classes for DMW dance teachers and separate master classes for students Master class warm up for Alonzo King Workshop, Reynolds Theater, January 31, 2010. Conducted warm up class in preparation for Alonzo Kings 2 hour workshop. Residency and Master Classes, Barnard College, New York City, September 30, 2009 - October 2, 2009.
Initiated a Barnard College Exchange Pilot Program Fall of 2009, included lectures on Historic Choreography: Restaging and Remarking at Barnard College with Adam Sklute, Artistic Director of Ballet West. Master classes taught at Barnard College Department of Dance and exchange master classes taught at Duke by Assistant Chair and Senior Associate, Katie Glasner, Barnard College.
Chicago National Association of Dance Masters and Wisconsin Dance Masters, 1983-2006. Guest master teacher on numerous occasions. Teaching ballet instruction to dance teachers and ballet technique to students . Honorary member of Dance Masters of Wisconsin
Regional Dance America, SERBA Regional Festival, 2000, 2005. Guest master teacher and choreographer for the organization teaching all levels.
One of the most rewarding highlights and contributions to the field was my participation and education as a dancer and a part of dance history, in the re-construction of Vaslav Nijinski's Le Sacre du Printemps, staged by dance historian Millicent Hodson. Filmed in Denmark for the Great Performances/Dance in America Series, it has been seen and performed internationally. I was also filmed in Petrushka the Great Performances/Dance in America Series featuring the world renowned Rudolf Nureyev. I also participated as a dancer, in the re-construction of George Balanchine's Cotillion staged by Ms. Hodson and worked with original dancers that danced the roles in Cotillion. I Performed and was coached in the revival of Les Presages by Tatiana Leskova and Nelly Laport in the leading roles. As the lead (Bride) in Les Noces I had the rare opportunity to work closely with the late Irina Nijinska in the setting of Bronislava Nijinska's famous 1923 ballet. An archival filming of Les Noces is now housed in the New York Library for the Performing Arts (see below). Most recently I was invited to guest lecture on the Rite of Spring at UNC Chapel Hill in the Comparative Literature Department and the Roysters Society, Fall, 2012 as part of the Rite of Spring at 100 Celebration at UNC.
Professional Documentation of Ballets for Archival Purposes
I am privileged to have performed in significant archival documentation of new and old choreography contributing to evidence of my artistic interpretation of the roles I danced with a the world renowned Joffrey Ballet. The New York Library for the Performing Arts houses many archival motion pictures and is a resource for scholars around the world. The collection is especially strong in dance history but records new and important choreographic works. During my career there were quite a few opportunities to document vital works of the Joffrey's repertoire through grants and private institutions. These were not just theater performances but filmed in a closed scenario on the stage of Linclon Center with no costuming as part of the Jerome Robins Archives documenting artistic interpretation of the role, choreography and original cast (for some ballets). This is one area where my contribution to the field through artistic performance will hopefully live on for generations and serve as important accounts of the works for researchers in the future.
Listings from the New York Library for the Performing Arts archival motion pictures I am documented in and documentation of the artistic interpretation of roles danced:
Les Noces Choreography: Bronislava Nijinska, staged by Irina Nijinska and Howard Sayette.
- Subtitle: Russian choreographic scenes in 4 tableaux, without interruption. Videotaped in performance for the Jerome Robbins Archive at New York State Theater, New York, on March 15, 1991, by Jay Millard, with the assistance of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts.
- Words/music: Igor Stravinsky. Scenery/costumes: Natalia Goncharova. Scenery/costumes coordinated by John C. Gilkerson. Lighting: Craig Miller.
- Danced by members of the Joffrey Ballet. Cast: First tableau, Benediction of the bride: Julie Janus (bride); Beatriz Rodriguez, Tom Mossbrucker (bride's parents)
Illuminations [videorecording] Choreography: Frederick Ashton.
- Filmed for the Jerome Robbins Film Archive by Amram Nowak Associates, with the assistance of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts, at City Center Theater, Nov. 11, 1983. Rehearsal, in costume.
Lila [videorecording] Choreography: Alonzo King.
- Videotaped in performance for the Jerome Robbins Archive at New York State Theater, New York, on March 13, 1991, by Jay Millard, with the assistance of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts.
- Music: Donald Ivan Fontowitz. Costumes: Sandra Woodall. Lighting: Craig Miller.
- Danced by members of the Joffrey Ballet: Valerie Madonia (soloist); Beatriz Rodriguez, Brent Phillips (first pas de deux); Nicole Duffy, Lissette Salgado, Jenny Sandler, Amanda Smith (ensemble); Julie Janus, Pierre Lockett (second pas de deux).
Postcards [videorecording] Choreography: Robert Joffrey
- Videotaped in performance for the Jerome Robbins Archive at New York State Theater, New York, on March 14, 1991, by Jay Millard, with the assistance of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts.
- Danced by members of the Joffrey Ballet: Carl Corry, Tina LeBlanc, Deborah Dawn, Tom Mossbrucker, Daniel Baudendistel, Charlene Gehm, Julie Janus, Pascal Benichou, Adam Sklute, Tyler Walters, with Linda Bechtold, Cynthia Giannini, Kim Sagami, Johanna Snyder, Alexander Brady, Pierre Lockett, Brent Phillips, Joseph Schnell. Conductor: Allan Lewis. Soprano: Barbara Shuttleworth. Pianist: Stanley Babin.
Suite Saint-Saëns [videorecording] Choreography: Gerald Arpino. Imprint 1991
- Videotaped in performance for the Jerome Robbins Archive at New York State Theater, New York, on March 13, 1991, by Jay Millard, with the assistance of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts.
- Danced by members of the Joffrey Ballet. Cast: Caprice valse: Valerie Madonia, Charlene Gehm, Daniel Baudendistel, Julie Janus, Tyler Walters, Tina LeBlanc, Tom Mossbrucker, with Cameron Basden, Linda Bechtold, Deborah Dawn, Cynthia Giannini, Kathryn Ginden, Kim Sagami, Carl Corry, Pierre Lockett, Brent Phillips, Roger Plaut, Joseph Schnell, Adam Sklute, Mark Wuest; Sérénade: Baudendistel, Madonia, Gehm, and ensemble.
Rehearsal Director for reconstruction of Twyla Tharp's Eight Jelly Rolls for ChoreoLab 2009, made possible through a grant from American Masterpieces: Dance – College Component 2007. The reconstruction and setting of the piece was executed by Katie Glasner during her residency at Duke and I conducted rehearsals and coaching of cast during periods in the semester that she was away.
- Royster Society speaker seminars, guest speaker on the Rite of Spring UNC Chapel Hill Nov. 15 2012
- Guest Lecturer on Rite of Spring, English and Comparative literature graduate course, UNC Chapel Hill, Sept. 12th 2012
- Lecture on Giselle, French Literature (topics) Duke University, Oct. 8 2012
- Guest Lecturer for Beyond Technique (Duke course) February, 2012. Staging and coaching Caroline’s solo from the Tudor masterwork Jardin aux lilas and staging and coaching the solo from Kurt Joss masterwork The Green Table.
- February, 2010 Guest Lecturer for Beyond Technique (Duke course) Staging and coaching Caroline’s solo from the Tudor masterwork Jardin aux lilas and staging and coaching the solo from Kurt Joss masterwork The Green Table.
- DanceIn NewYork City \ Les Biches, Barnard College October 01, 2009. As part of the Barnard College Exchange Pilot Program Fall of 2009, invited to lecture on Historic Choreography: Restaging and Remarking. Presented a lecture on Bronislava Nijinska's Les Biches. Adam Sklute, Artistic Director of Ballet West joined me to present on the re-staging for Ballet West production of Les Biches.
- Guest Lecturer for Diaghilev Ballet course, Duke University November 30, 2009, Staging brief sections from George Balanchine's Agon and Bronislava Nijinska's Les Noces.
- Guest Lecturer for Beyond Technique (Duke course), Duke University 2008 . Staging and coaching Caroline’s solo from the Tudor masterwork Jardin aux lilas and staging and coaching the solo from Kurt Joss masterwork The Green Table.
Screen/Society--2011 French Film Series--"La danse: le Ballet de l'Opera de Paris." Guest speaker for post discussion, October 26, 2011, Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater.
Faculty panel UNCW Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive, Wilmington NC, 2007, 2008, 2009 UNCW/Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive and Residency, Wilmington, NC. Panel discussion with Carolina Ballet artistic staff and Summer Intensive faculty. Open to intensive students and the public.
Honors and Awards
Dance Teacher Magazine feature article: Picture Perfect by Danielle Cohen, January 2006. Recognized for my teaching expertise in the field.
Elle Magazine feature article: Polymorph by John Howell, May 1991. Acknowledged for my versatility in the Joffrey repertoire as a professional dancer in the field.
Dance Masters of Wisconsin, 2003. Awarded honorary membership for achievement in teaching. Dance Masters of Wisconsin is a service organization for dance educators. DMA is an examination giving organization, governed by a code of strict professional ethics.
Many interviews, articles and photos of works that I have participated in can be found in the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Published as a book under my name.
Professional Society Activities
National Master Class Audition tour 2012:
Adjudicator for Ruth S. Shur Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive and Residency 20012
Auditions held at: NYC Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Washington Ballet, Boston Ballet, Princeton Ballet, UNCSA, and Carolina Ballet.
National Master Class Audition tour 2011:
Adjudicator for Ruth S. Shur Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive and Residency 2011
Auditions held at: NYC Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Miami city Ballet, Washington Ballet, Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, Princeton Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Richmond Ballet, UNCSA, USC, and Carolina Ballet.
Adjudicator for Carolina Ballet/UNCW Summer Intensive and Residency National Master Class Audition tour 2010 and 2008:
- National tour Master Class Audition, School of American Ballet, New York, NY, March 09, 2010.
- National tour Master Class Audition, UNC School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC,, March 6, 2010.
- National tour Master Class Audition, Princeton Ballet School, Princeton, NJ, February 28, 2010.
- National tour Master Class Audition, School of American Ballet, New York, NY, February 27, 2010.
- National tour Master Class Audition, Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Chicago, IL, February 13, 2010.
- National tour Master Class Audition, Carolina Ballet, Raleigh, NC, February 07, 2010.
- National tour Master Class Audition, Houston Ballet, Houston, TX, February 06, 2010.
- National tour Master Class Audition, Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta, GA, January 24, 2010.
- National tour Master Class Audition, Miami City Ballet, Miami, FL, January 23, 2010.
- National tour Master Class Audition, Boston Ballet, Boston, MA, January 17, 2010.
- National tour Master Class Audition, Carolina Ballet, Raleigh, NC, January 16, 2010.
- National tour Master Class Audition, Washington School of Ballet, Washington, DC, January 10, 2010.
- National tour Master Class Audition, Richmond Ballet, Richmond, VA, January 09, 2010.
- National tour Master Class Audition, NC School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC, March 2, 2008.
- National tour Master Class Audition, Boston Ballet, Boston, MA, February 23, 2008.
- National tour Master Class Audition, Westside School of Ballet, Santa Monica, CA, February 17, 2008.
- National tour Master Class Audition, San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco, CA,, February 16, 2008
- National tour Master Class Audition, Carolina Ballet, Raleigh, NC, February 9, 2008
- National tour Master Class Audition, Virginia School of the Arts, Lynchburg, VA, February 3, 2008.
- National tour Master Class Audition, Carolina Ballet, Raleigh, NC, January 27, 2008
- National tour Master Class Audition, Miami City Ballet, Miami, FL, January 20, 2008.
- National tour Master Class Audition, , Houston Ballet, Houston, TX, January 19, 2008.
- National tour Master Class Audition, Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta, GA, January 13, 2008
- National tour Master Class Audition, Washington School of Ballet, Washington, DC, January 12, 200
- National tour Master Class Audition, Ballet Chicago, Chicago, IL,, January 08, 2008.
Choreography of original works Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive, Duke Ballet Repertory Ensemble 2008- present
Choreography, Fletcher Opera Theater, Raliegh NC, July, 2012. Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive Performance: 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. Performed twice at Fletcher Opera Theater
Duke Ballet Repertory (Choreolab), Reynolds Theatre, Bryan Center, April, 2012. Choreographed Text Style, a piece choreographed on the Duke Repertory Ensemble for eighteen students.
Choreography, Fletcher Opera Theater, Raliegh NC, July 23, 2011. Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive Performance: World premiere of an English Suite, a piece choreographed for nineteen students. Performed twice at Fletcher Opera Theater
Duke Ballet Repertory (Choreolab), Reynolds Theatre, Bryan Center, April 23-24, 2011 Choreographed a piece entitled Outsiders on the Duke Repertory Ensemble in collaboration with Tyler Walters, for Choreolab Performance
Choreography, Fletcher Opera Theater, Raliegh NC, July 24, 2010. Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive Performance: Premiere of Variations on a Theme of Haydn, a piece choreographed for fifteen students. Performed twice at Fletcher Opera Theater
Duke Ballet Repertory (Choreolab). Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, 2010. Continuing the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes, I created the House Party, a piece inspired by Bronislava Nijinska’s 1924 ballet, Les Biches. Created on the Duke Repertory Ensemble as part of a collaboration with So Percussion, The House Party was performed on the Choreolab 2010 concert and featured live music by So Percussion.
Duke Ballet Repertory (November Dances): A Light Touch. A 13 minute piece choreographed on the Duke Repertory Ensemble for eleven dancers and performed at Reynolds Theatre, Fall, 2009.
Kehl's Ensemble: Two-Part Invention. A 3 minute piece choreographed for 6 dancers to music by Bela Fleck. . Choreography July, 2009. Duke Ballet Repertory (November Dances) Meet Clair – an 8 minute ballet on the Duke Repertory Ensemble for 7 dancers performed at Reynolds Theater, Fall, 2008.
Duke Ballet Repertory (Choreolab) Choreographed in collaboration with Tyler Walters Bach to Basics created on the Duke Repertory Ensemble for 12 dancers and performed at Reynolds Theater. Spring 2008
Chapel Hill Dance Theatre
- 2006 and 2013 Little House on the Prairie lead pas de deux and pas de trios. I collaborated with choreographers in Chapel Hill Dance Theater on the full length production.
- 2004 Collaborated on CHDT production of Peter Pan.
- 2003 Choreographed original production of Peter and the Wolf.
- 2000 Masado and the Crane lead Pas de deux.
The Ballet School of Chapel Hill 25th Anniversary Concert, Spring 2005. Munu Munu, choreography to music of Toby Twining.
Principal Dancer, Joffrey Ballet, Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino, Directors, 1982-96
One of the most recognized names in dance, The Joffrey Ballet is known around the world for its repertoire of historical ballets as well as ground‑breaking contemporary works. They were the first company to commission ballets by modern dance and contemporary choreographers such as Alvin Ailey, Laura Dean, William Forsythe, Mark Morris and Twyla Tharp. The Joffrey amassed the largest repertoires in the U.S. of works by such choreographers as Sir Frederick Ashton, John Cranko and Leonide Massine. They also reconstructed "lost" ballets of the early 20th century, primarily from Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, including Nijinsky's seminal Le Sacre Du Printemps, Parade, by Massine and Picasso, and Balanchine's Cotillon.
I joined the main company in 1982, rose through the ranks and by 1985 was dancing diverse leading roles in the company's eclectic repertoire. Performed original roles created by choreographers Gerald Arpino, Mark Morris, James Kudelka, Margo Sappington, and other choreographers working with the company.
During 14 years with the Joffrey, I danced virtually the entire repertory - over 50 different ballets. Toured nationally and internationally, dancing in over 100 performances per year in many of the great theaters around the world including:
- New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
- Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
- Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA
- Festival Hall, London, England
- Theatre de Champs Elysees, Paris, France
- The 2000 year old Herod Atticus Theater, Athens, Greece.
- Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong
- National Theater, Taipei, Taiwan
- Generalife Gardens, Granada, Spain
- War Memorial Opera House, San Fransisco, CA
- City Center, New York, NY
- Lyric Opera House, Chicago, IL
- Orange County Performing Arts Center, Costa Mesa, CA
- Calgary, Canada, 1988 Winter Olympics pre-opening ceremonies
As well as major venues in these cities:
Tel Aviv, Isreal; Hamburg, Germany; Melbourne, Australia; Spoleto, Italy; Palermo, Italy; Vienna, Austria; Dortmund, Germany; Duisburg, Germany; Honolulu, HI; San Antonio, TX; Houston, TX; Portland, OR; Clearwater, Fl; and Telluride Co.
Danced principal roles from both the classical repertory and in works choreographed by such 20th century modern masters as; Gerald Arpino, Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Martha Clarke, John Cranko, William Forsythe, Robert Joffrey, Kurt Jooss, James Kudelka, Jiri Kylian, Leonide Massine, Vaslav Nijinski, Philobilous, Twayla Tharp, Paul Taylor, Lynn Taylor-Corbett, and Antony Tudor. In 1981, I danced for President Ronald Regan and Mrs. Regan in the Joffrey Ballet Gala performance with Diana Ross at the Metropolitan Opera house.
Principal Guest Artist Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Gerald Arpino, Director, 1996-98.
Toured nationally and internationally performing with the Company until 1998 A list of selected repertoire from the Joffrey Ballet (New York and Chicago companies) with my featured role in parentheses.
- Les Presages by Leonide Massine (Passion)
- The Nutcracker by Robert Joffrey (Snow Queen)
- Illuminations by Sir Frederick Ashton (Profane Love)
- A Wedding Bouquet by Sir Frederick Ashton (Julia)
- Romeo and Juliet by John Cranko (Lady Capulet)
- Love Songs by William Forsythe (Pas de Deux)
- L'Apres-Midi d'un Faune by Vaslav Nijinski (Lead Nymph)
- Cotillion by George Balanchine (Hand of Fate)
- Forgotten Land by Jiri Kylian (Grey couple)
- Transfigured Night by Jiri Kylian
- Dream Dances by Jiri Kylian
- Deuce Coupe 2 by Twyla Tharp
- Untitled by Pilobilous
- Cloven Kingdom by Paul Taylor
- The Garden of Villandry by Martha Clarke
- Concerto Grosso by James Kudelka
- The Heart of the Matter by James Kudelka
- Esteemed Guests by Mark Morris (Leading role)
- Night by Laura Dean
- Fire by Laura Dean
- Trinity by Gerald Arpino (Pas de Deux)
- Suite Saint-Saens by Gerald Arpino (Lead roles)
- Italian Suite by Gerald Arpino (Pas de Deux)
- Reflections by Gerald Arpino (Pas de Deux)
- Billboards - Slide by Margo Sappington (The woman in black)
- Les Noces by Baronislav Nijinska (The Bride)
Principal Guest Artist, Wisconsin Dance Ensemble, 1986, 1990, 1991 and 1996.
Appeared as the Sugar Plum Fairy in their production of the Nutcracker in 1986 and 1990. I danced the role of Juliet in a pas de deux of the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet in 1991. Later in 1996, I danced a solo work of my own choreography at the twentieth anniversary gala.
Principal Dancer, Atlanta Ballet, Robert Barnett, Director. 1993-94. Danced principal roles in: Giselle by Jules Perrot, Jardin aux Lilas by Antony Tudor, The Nutcracker and Square Dance by George Balanchine, and other choreographic works.
Principal Guest Artist, National Ballet of Iceland,1995. Danced and created the role of Carmen in an original production of the ballet Carmen by Svenbjorg Alexanders. I collaborated with Ms. Alexanders in the creation of the role.
Dancers Responding to AIDS in Martha's Vineyard, 1995. Performed the pas de deux from Arpino's Italian Suite at a fund raiser for DRA. Principal Guest Artist, Telluride Dance Gallery, 1996. Performed several pas de deux from the Joffrey repertoire at the Historic Sheridan Opera House, Telluride,CO.
Maximum Dance 1998. Principal Guest Artist with Maximum dance’s 1998 season
Principal Guest Artist, Carolina Ballet, Performance credits 1999-2010
- Principal Guest Artist Sleeping Beauty, May 20, 2010 - May 28, 2010, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at Progress Energy Center for Performing Arts. Performed the Queen in a new production of Sleeping Beauty by Robert Weiss.
- Principal Guest Artist, Cinderella, February 17, 2010 - March 07, 2010, Fletcher opera Theater, Raleigh NC. Performed the Stepmother in a new production of Cinderella by Robert Weiss.
- Principal Guest Artist, Sleeping Beauty, 2008, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at Progress Energy Center for Performing Arts. Performed the Queen mother in a new production of Sleeping Beauty by Robert Weiss.
- Principal Guest Artist, Cinderella, 2007, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at Progress Energy Center for Performing Arts. Performed the Stepmother in a new production of Cinderella by Robert Weiss.
- Principal Guest Artist, Carolina Ballet, 1999- 2001 and 2005-2006 Season. Performed Lady Capulet in a new production of Romeo and Juliet by Robert Weiss.
- Principal Guest Artist, Carolina Ballet. Danced the Queen Mother in Swan Lake in performance and the WUNC filming Performance, 2005.
Cinderella, UNC-TV, 2008. Danced the role of the Step Mother in Carolina Ballets Premiere of Cinderella.
Swan Lake, UNC-TV, 2005. Danced the Queen Mother for Carolina Ballet in the UNC filming of Swan Lake.
Romeo and Juliet, UNC-TV, 2001. Danced the role of Lady Capulet in Carolina Ballets production of Romeo and Juliet
Dance in America, PBS, 1988. Danced in the 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, 1980. Danced in the Joffrey Ballet's production of Michel Fokine's Petrouchka starring Rudolf Nureyev.
Repetiteur for the Gerald Arpino and Robert Joffrey foundation
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 across the country.