Dance Artist Julie Simon, has been a professional dancer for 30 years performing in styles ranging from Brazilian, Caribbean and Latin Dances, to and Afro-Contemporary Dance Styles.
She was based in Northern Ca. for 7 years, Africa for 4 months, Europe for 7 years training and performing internationally in 14 different countries before returning to her native Southern California. She began teaching in 2003 through the urging of her mentor Eneida Castro.
A few highlights include :
2003-Present Teaching Artist.
2006 Founded Tropicaleiza Dance Company. www.tropicaleiza.com
Most recent showing TEDWomen Bold and Brilliant In Palm Springs CA.
2007-09 Produced Femme Tropicale dinner show.
Every show sold out.
2010-Present Curator / Producer of “World Dance Intensives” Featuring Master Instructors specializing in Afro-Brazilian Dance,
Afro-Cuban Dance and West African Dance.
2011 Invited speaker for a TedX event speaking on
The Transformative Power of Dance.
2012- 2018 Partnered with Room To Dance Studio and opened World To Dance Studio, now Infuse Dance Studio
featuring classes from all over the globe for adults.
2013 Creation of Muvuca Bateria, an all female 18 piece Brazilian inspired drum ensemble. www.muvucadrummers.com
Choreographer in Residence MSJC
2016 Premier of Lover|Fighter|Mother|Queen a full length dinner show honoring the complex and vital art of the feminine
2017 Co-created Ignite Accelerator, a business / dance technique academy for dancers, as well as Infuse Dance Collective, an on-line magazine by dancers for dancers.
National Teaching Tours including Arizona, Colorado, Portland
2018 Launch of the JSMethod, an extensive dance training program. For a full description of JSMethod www.juliesimondance.com
2019 Launch of Global Flow
Dance infused Power/Vinyasa Yoga.
2020 International Teaching Tour Including France, Belgium, and Holland.
2020 launch of the JSMethod World Wide Virtual Dance and Movement Classes.
Currently Julie teaches weekly classes, workshops and residencies, continues performing with Tropicaleiza.