Julie O'Sullivan, Assistant Director
Julie O’Sullivan began her classical ballet training at the age of 10 under the direction of Sarah-Beth Smith. In 1999 she became a student and company member of New England Civic Ballet where she trained with Phyllis George (American Ballet Theatre and the New York City Rockettes) and Roshni Pecoria. There she received training in Cecchetti and Vaganova techniques. As a young dancer she spent her summers training with Northern Ballet Theatre (formally known as Granite State Ballet).
Julie O'Sullivan is a graduate of Dean College from which she holds a Bachelor's Degree in Performing Arts. While attending Dean College she studied Pedagogy, Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology, Music Theory, Creative Movement, Dance Composition and History, Nutrition, Dance Labanotation and Deslarte movement. Throughout college she continued her ballet training in Cecchetti and Vaganova techniques as well as expanded her ballet training to Russian and RAD techniques. Julie O'Sullivan also began her studies in modern dance where she became well versed in Horton, Limon, Graham and Dunham techniques.
Julie has trained with Nailah Randell-Bellinger (RootsUprising), Joan Palladino (founder of Dean School of Dance), Bryan Steele (Prometheus Dance Company),
Jill Silverman (American Ballet Theatre and Joffrey Ballet), Jeremy Ruth Howes (Virginia Ballet), Maryann L Kodzis (Berkshire Ballet), Thomas L Vacanti (Ballet de Panama), Adrianne Hawkins (Impulse Dance) and Lisa Pari (Alex Burton Dance Company)
As a dancer Julie O’Sullivan has danced principal and supporting roles in The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Giselle and Don Quixote. As a freshman
in college she was asked to join the Dean College Ballet Company where she remained a member for four years as well as expanding her dancing into the
Modern Dance Company. Julie continues her education by taking classes at Boston Ballet, The Dance Complex and Jeannette Neill Dance Studio.
Julie O’Sullivan has been a dedicated dance educator for six years. Her choreographing has been used in both commercial and recreational applications. She is actively involved in Gate City Ballet's non-profit youth ballet company where she has helped stage several full-length ballets. She continues to share her knowledge of ballet by teaching master classes throughout the Boston area. She maintains a passion for instilling in children the importance of lifelong learning, health, fitness and an appreciation for dance as an art form.