JULIA KANE • JAZZ
Julia Kane is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher originally from Long Island, NY. She holds a BFA in Dance, is a graduate of the Broadway Dance Center Professional Semester, and of Long Island High School for the Arts (under the direction of Janice Aguilera and Shirlene Blake). Today, she continues her dance training throughout NYC, and is mentored by Michelle Barber and Ginger Cox.
In 2017, Julia began Julia Kane Dance Collective, a project-based dance company comprised of varying artists in the NYC area. With the company, she strives to captivate audiences by seamlessly combining elements of technical jazz dance with contemporary movement. The company’s work has been reviewed as “Strong, dynamic, and beautiful,” while “imbuing a sense of strength through bold, cohesive movements.” JKDC premiered on stage at Jazz at Lincoln Center in the Booking Dance Festival, and has since performed at venues around NYC, including Dixon Place, Salvatore Capezio Theater, MMAC, at the JCE Jazz Dance Project, KLICK'T's iDance4aCure Benefit, Peridance's APEX Showcase, among others.
In September 2019, Julia presented Cultivated Chaos, the first full length performance of her choreography, as PMT's Artist in Residency. Proceeds from the two sold out shows were donated to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's Lymphoma Survivorship Program, to help others like herself who are post-treatment for Lymphoma.
Along with teaching adults, Julia has experience teaching children of all ages, as well as children and adults with various physical and developmental disabilities.
Julia’s class begins with a 30-45 minute warm up that focuses on improving strength, balance, and flexibility through the incorporation of Pilates and Yoga based exercises. Once the dancers are warm and centered, we progress into learning choreography that is athletic and dynamic - be prepared to get moving! Class is accompanied by a wide variety of music, from contemporary pop to classic rock. Julia emphasizes moving with a freeness of the upper body, specifically focusing on the fluidity of the head, neck, and spine.