Juliana Willey

Juliana (Jules) Willey has been dancing since the age of 2. She trained at Eleanor’s School of Dance in Albany, NY and was a member of the competitive team from the age of 8 to 18. Jules began teaching and choreographing at the age of 15 which ignited her passion for the arts and the desire to pursue dance as a career. She attended the University at Buffalo and received a BFA in Dance and a BA in Psychology. UB credits include: American College Dance Association, Zodiaque Dance Ensemble, “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” Emerging Choreographers Showcase, Digital Poetry and Dancer’s Workshop. Jules has trained under various companies including Urbanity Dance and Martha Graham Dance Company. Upon graduation in 2016, Juliana moved to Boston to further her dance career, immediately joining Nozama in the spring of 2017 as a company member, as well as Urbanity Underground and Tribe. In January of 2021, she stepped into the rehearsal director position for Nozama and is loving every moment! In addition to performing with Nozama, teaching dance has become a huge part of her life. Jules is currently the tap, jazz and contemporary curriculum director as well as the contemporary company director at In Sync Center of the Arts in Quincy, MA. This May, she will be finishing her master’s degree this May in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Dance and Movement Therapy at Lesley University.

 

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