Julia Rzonca is a dancer, teaching artist, and choreographer from the Chicago area. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Western Michigan University in May 2021. During her time spent at Western Michigan, she studied under the guidance of Jeremy Blair, David Curwen, Sharon Garber, Monique Haley, Seyong Kim, Whitney Moncrief, Carolyn Pavlik, and Kelsey Paschich.
Growing up, Julia studied at The School of Ballet 5:8 Conservatory program under the guidance of Julianna Slager, using the Vaganova method. Following her ballet studies, she continued her dance education at Western Michigan University in a Trifold program studying ballet, jazz, and modern. During Julia’s undergraduate education, she explored different movement approached such as Countertechnique, Laban Movement Analysis, and the Balanchine Method. Later into her college training, she began teaching at a local dance studio in the Kalamazoo area where she found her passion for teaching dance to younger generation students. Julia also expresses her passion for dance by creating ballet and contemporary based choreography. Her latest work has been presented in Western Michigan University’s Winter Gala Concert, and in her graduating project based on choreographic gestures and authentic movement studies.
After graduating college, Julia moved back to Chicago and is now a Teaching Artist at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. She also looks forward to going back to school and pursuing a master’s degree in Dance Movement Therapy.