Julia Lane is a dance artist, maker, and teacher currently based in Philadelphia, PA. Originally from Holden, Massachusetts, Julia grew up training at Paula Zawalich Dance Academy and Rhythm Dance Company while apprenticing at Urbanity Dance Company in Boston, where she trained alongside a professional program. Julia has recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of the Arts with a BFA in Dance, minor in Business and received the School of Dance Relationality award. Under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield, Julia has traveled abroad to France and Belgium and has worked with companies and artists such as Andrea Miller/Gallim Dance Company, Beth Gill, John Jasperse, Sidra Bell and Tommie-Waheed Evans.
What is your favorite charity?
My favorite charity is the Susan G. Komen foundation to help fight against breast cancer. I am so lucky to say that my mother is recently in remission after being diagnosed in February 2019, but the fight continues for so many others. My family has been committed to fight this disease by founding a charity golf fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day, 60-mile walk for breast cancer research. Susan G. Komen helps make an impact on this disease by raising funds for research, community health outreach, advocacy, and programs all over the world.
Who is your favorite dancer?
My favorite dancer is Jackie Nowicki. Jackie began her career in New York City where she created her company NOW Dance Project, but is now based in Chicago. She is an incredibly strong and athletic dancer and an unbelievable educator, but most importantly she promotes the importance of kindness and compassion to all of her students!
What was your first dance routine?
“Part of Your World!” With the most amazing yellow dress!
What is your favorite dance accomplishment to date?
My favorite dance accomplishment to date is performing at Madison Square Garden with the United States Dance Team. It was such a fun experience and I got to meet so many amazing people!
What is your favorite dance movie?
Definitely Step Up!
What is your favorite travel memory?
In December 2019, I had the opportunity to travel with the University of the Arts to France and Belgium. I was able to take class at the Centre National de la Danse and learn from some of the most incredible educators in Paris, Brussels and Lille!
Do you have a pet, if yes- tell us about it/them?
I have a one year old dog named Bear! He is a shepherd/husky mix and he loves to play in the park with his sister, Sarabi!