In 2005, Julia launched the hip hop dance company, GraffitiDancers. The company performed across the city of Chicago and the Midwest and was the first hip hop company in Chicago to host its own large scale production in 2006. Over the course of the next seven years, Julia was privileged to choreograph alongside other dancers for DJ Flipside and the B96 Bash, MMA Champion Jason Miller during an arena fight in Chicago, and she choreographed for a Coyote Ugly-themed bar in Indiana. She also collaborated with several other high school dance teams to critique and choreograph and held the position of judge for Illinois Dance Team Association.
After selling the company in 2012, Julia began coaching dance at Saint Ignatius College Prep, followed by Saint Viator High School. She has taught and currently still teaches tumbling, acro and dance at several studios in the last 20 years including Extensions Dance Company, Steps Dance Center, Dance Xplosion, Elite Academy of Dance, The Dance Project, Center Stage Dance Studio, Intrigue Dance Studio, Movement & Sound and On Your Toes Academy.
Julia founded T3 in July of 2021 with only 12 students, teaching private lessons in her backyard and garage and in her student’s homes. Within one year, T3 grew to some 200 students and relocated to a 4,300 sq ft facility! Julia Is excited to continue teaching within studios around the Midwest.