© 2013 by JULIE CROTHERS


As a teacher, I seek to make dance accessible to all people and involve teaching practices that dissolve the boundaries between who "can" and "can't" dance so that everyone can have the opportunity to more deeply connect with themselves, each other, and the spaces we share. As a former member of AXIS Dance Company, I am passionate about sharing the inclusive practices of Integrated Dance to populations of all abilities. I approach being an educator as an opportunity to nurture, empower, and inspire the whole person through providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere, helping each student recognize their potential and individual voice, and being a good leader.

Experience:

2017- Present: Shawl Anderson Dance Center, Berkeley, CA  - Youth Faculty

2018 - Present: Berkeley Ballet Theatre, Berkeley, CA - Pre-Ballet Faculty

2018 - Present: Washington Elementary School, Berkeley, CA - Teaching Artist

2017 - 2018: Youth Art Exchange, San Francisco, CA - Teaching Artist

2018: Saint Mary's College Highschool, Berkeley, CA  - Guest Faculty

2017- 2018: Performing Arts Academy of Marin, Mill Valley, CA - Youth Faculty

2017: Elon University Dance Department, Elon, NC - Guest Teacher

2014-2017: AXIS Dance Company, Oakland, CA  - Company Member/Educator

2013-2014: Arts Alive Fine Arts Studio, Burlington, NC - Youth Faculty