The Division of Performing Arts is delighted to announce the addition of Ms. Julia Mayo as a new full-time member of the Dance Department faculty. Julia hits the ground running at DeSales this fall teaching ballet, jazz, and dance history.
Julia is a native of Louisiana, where she performed with the Baton Rouge Ballet Theater under the direction of Molly Buchmann and Sharon Mathews. Julia continued her dance training in New York City and holds a BFA in dance from The Juilliard School under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, and an MFA in dance performance from New York University's Tisch School for the Arts. Julia has worked directly with choreographers Eliot Feld, Aszure Barton, Seán Curran and Jacquelyn Buglisi and has performed repertory by Paul Taylor, Mark Morris, and Antony Tudor. Julia was a member of Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance and has performed nationally and internationally with various companies. Her choreography has been performed throughout New York City, Wyoming, and Louisiana. Julia was on faculty at the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education for three years working with students of all ages, including their pre-professional division. She served as the director of the dance program at Western Wyoming Community College from 2012-2014.
She is excited to be joining the DeSales University faculty and the Dance Department welcomes Julia, her husband Daniel (also a professional dancer), and their 10-month old son Jacob!
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