Julia Marble-Blass' dance education began with June Austin, Betty Loos, Jana Stockton, and the Arthur Murray School of Dance in Billings. She then attended and graduated high school from the National Academy of the Arts, in Champaign-Urbana, IL. While there, she was fortunate to train with Lupe Serrano, Christine Hennesy, Corey Winthrop, Michael Maule, Anthony Valdor, and Gwynn Ashton.
After graduation, Julia attended Cornish Institute of the Allied Arts in Seattle, WA, studying with Pat Hon, Noelle Mason, and others. She later moved to New York City to further her training under many great teachers.
Ballet from Marjorie Mussman, Finis Jhung; Modern with Mary Hinkson (Graham), Milton Myers (Horton), and at the Cunningham and Limon Studios; Jazz from various studios including the American Dance Machine Intensives with Buzz Miller, Lee Theodore, and Gemsi DeLappe.
She danced professionally as a member of the Matthews-Masters Dance Company (Directors: Gary Masters and Fred Mathews), Sue Bernhardt and Dancers, and with many other modern dance groups in NYC.
Julia has been teaching Ballet, Modern and Creative Movement for more than 20 years and is certified to teach the Zena-Rommett Floor-barre Method. She sought out special training with studies in Pilates at the Carole Treir Studio, and in early-childhood development to enhance her teaching skills with younger children. She received instruction from Seattle's Anne Green Gilbert, and through youth program "Tempo, Level, Energy, and Shape".
Before returning to Billings, Julia served as Co- Director, Administrator and Instructor with Dance Arts Los Alamos, in Los Alamos, NM a non-profit organization. While there, she instituted an annual production of The Nutcracker inviting lead guest dancers from ABT, Ballet West, and elsewhere to provide a special cultural experience for that Community. She began Intensive Summer Programs with renowned guest teachers to further broaden the students' and staff’s education and exposure to many different dance professionals.
Currently, Julia serves as Co-Director of School of Classical Ballet (SCB) and as an Instructor at the school. She co-founded a children's community dance company, Motion Arts Dance Company (MADCO) in the fall of 2012, and serves as Co-Directors and choreographer.
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