Julianne Wlodarski

Dance Faculty

Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Julianne spent her early dancing years dedicated to the study of classical ballet. At age fourteen, she began training at Classical Ballet Academy with Catherine Bays (Ballet Arkansas) and Melinda Tobian (Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Arkansas) and joined the Classical Youth Ballet Company of Northwest Arkansas under the direction of Ms. Bays. During her time there, she performed in such ballets as The Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara, Snow Queen), Raymonda (Raymonda), Swan Lake, Giselle, Graduation Ball, and La Bayedere. Julianne was privileged to study with guest artists George de la Pena, Konstantine and Arina Kolotov and attend the Joffrey Workshop, Texas to study with Buddy and Susan Trevino and Willie Shives. She has also choreographed works for the Classical Youth Ballet, Benton County School of the Arts High School, and Indiana University Dance Theatre. Julianne graduated from Indiana University with High Honors. She received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a Major in Modern Dance and a Minor in Exercise Science. During her time at IU, she studied under Elizabeth Shea, Selene Carter, Roberta Wong, and Benjamin Wegman. In college, she worked with guest artists Connie Dinopoli and Liz Lerman, and performed in the works of guest choreographers such as Ben Munisteri, David Parsons, and Laurie Eisenhower. She has danced with Newfangled Dance, currently performs with Project606 Dance and continues her dance studies at Lou Conte Dance Studio. Julianne teaches ballet and modern dance in Chicago and its suburbs.