Julie Newman has been dancing for over 20 years. She began in her hometown at Broadstreet Dance Co. and in her early teens, she continued her training at The Ruth Page Foundation and Lou Conte Dance Studio in Chicago where she studied ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop. Throughout her dance career, she performed in numerous shows and ballet’s including The Nutcracker with The Empire State Ballet, The Tulsa Ballet Theatre, Indiana Youth Ballet, and Ballet Legere, and danced for the IUN Dance Company in college. Accompanying her dance training she was also involved in singing, acting and modeling. In her late teens she was selected as the fifth member of a pop/R&B group “Endera” signed to Universal Records. As an “Endera” member she trained with choreographers such as Chris Flournois and Jamaica Kraft who have worked with artists P. Diddy, TLC and 3LW (now the Cheetah Girls). Julie has been sharing her love for dance by teaching and assisting for over 15 years at studios in the Chicagoland area, instructing workshops, choreographing and teaching private lessons. Currently, Julie is pursuing a B.S in Computer Information Systems at Indiana University Northwest and supplements her dance career by working at Dance Stuf Etc in Merrillville.