Julie began her dance training in Chesapeake, VA where she attended the Academy of Classical and Contemporary Dance. After studying at Old Dominion University, she attended Radford University and received her BFA with a contemporary concentration. While at Radford, Julie choreographed in both the theatre and dance departments, worked with many guest artists, and performed in numerous faculty and student shows. She was also a member of danahbellaDANCEWORKS. Julie lived in New York City after school and attended Dance New Amsterdam, STEPS on Broadway, and Broadway Dance Center.