A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Julia trained first trained with Baton Rouge Ballet Theater, an award-winning, semi-professional ballet company. In high school, she trained with Joffrey Ballet and American Ballet Theater and was a member of Episcopal High School’s HighSteppers dance team. She is a two-time UDA All Star dancer. In college, Julia earned a dance minor in ballet from Duke University and was a four-year member of the nationally-ranked Duke Dancing Devils dance team.
After moving to Washington, DC to pursue a career in broadcast journalism, Julia earned a spot on the NBA Washington Wizards’ dance team. (And YES! Sideline Prep coaches help her get ready for that audition!) She danced four seasons as a Wizard Girl, serving two years as a Captain. During her tenure, Julia traveled to Brazil to perform at NBA3x events and was a three-time P-R-O Sideline Distraction magazine selection. She was also awarded the Dedication Award, Making Monumental Memories Award and Community Relations Star Award. Julia has also worked extensively with Sideline Prep photography partner Drew Xeron and his colleague Brandon Scott Hunter.