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Owner of SALT STUDIOS and creator of the JSMethod, dance artist Julie Simon has been a professional dancer, instructor and choreographer for over 30 years in movement forms ranging from ranging from African, Latin Dances (Caribbean + Brazilian) to contemporary dance styles. Under the tutelage and persuasion of her mentor, Eneida Castro, she began teaching in 2003. Prior, she started off her early training in San Francisco for 7 years before moving abroad to pursue her professional dance career in Africa for 4 months and Europe for 7 years – performing among 14 different countries before returning to her native Southern California. She founded Tropicaleiza Dance + Drum Company in 2006, has self produced numerous sold out dinner shows, was an invited TedX speaker on Transformative Power of Dance and is the  owner of SALT STUDIOS. A few highlights include :  2003-Present Teaching Artist. 2006- Founded Tropicaleiza Dance Company. 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.  2014-Present  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.  2017- 2020 - National Teaching Tours including Arizona, Colorado, Portland 2018 - Launch of the JSMethod, an extensive dance training program. For a full description of JSMethod  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. 2021 - Sole proprietor of SALT STUDIOS ​ 2022 - Directed, wrote, choreographed, produced SHE | HER | US  ​

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