Julia Bourque

Intermediate ballet Teacher (Fall semester)

I am so excited to be teaching Intermediate Ballet this year and providing students with a fun mix of technique and combinations to allow dancers to explore artistry and movement. I hope to explore all types of music in ballet class and can’t wait to bring you some new variations and exercises! Come plie, jeté and chaines with me! 


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Name/Nickname: Julia, Jules

Program/Faculty: Second year commerce

Hometown: Ottawa, ON

What does dance mean to you? Dance gives me that shiver down my spine that you only get when you are doing something you truly love. Though often times dance means late rehearsals, sweat, tears and a lot of tieless effort, it also means drive, passion, love and immeasurable reward.

Theme song of your life: Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfeild. Firstly because I can imagine it playing in the background as I live my life, and because I like to think my life is still very much unwritten.

If you were a special award, what would it be and why? I would be the “keeping perfect time” award – Normally a tap award given for excellent timing this award describes my life as I never like to be late! 

Picture this: you fall on stage and the photographer managed to get a shot of you mid fall. What would you caption the picture? I would caption the photo “fallin for ya” and tag one of my best dance friends!


Dance Background/Experience

I trained for 12 years with Leeming Danceworks in Ottawa, wining multiple regional titles and high score awards for my tap solos and training extensively in ballet. I have completed most levels of the RAD ballet syllabus and trained under wonderful ballet teachers constantly expanding my artistry and technique at external conventions. Ballet has always been I discipline that I hold near to my heart as it requires immeasurable effort all while looking effortless.