Julie is an active member of the Chicago dance community. She has been teaching and competing in both Swing and Country dancing for over 20 years and has been instrumental in helping dancers reach their goals, whether social or competitive.
A founding member of Swing’n’Country, Julie has also helped to produce successful dance conventions such as Swing City Chicago, Mario in Chicago, Chi-Town Swings, and Dance Camp Chicago. Julie and her teaching partner, Don Leynes, are known for their witty repartee and concise understanding of how to make dancing fun and easy.
Wherever she goes, Julie looks forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.