Julie Ferrell is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma where she trained under Debi Myers and Tulsa Ballet. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in dance, where she studied with and performed works by Melissa Thodos, Autumn Eckman, Talia Beck, James Moreno, David Justin, Lane Gifford, Patrick Suzeau, Muriel Cohen, Jerel Hilding, and was a member of the University Dance Company for eight semesters. Julie also attended intensives under The Cambrians, Elements Contemporary Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and the Strictly Seattle Dance Festival, working under Pat Graney. She choreographed several works on members of the University Dance Company in 2015 and 2016. In Chicago, Julie works as a company member for The Modern Marvels Dance Group, a performing apprentice with Noumenon Dance Ensemble, and as a freelance dancer and choreographer. Additionally, she teaches at Kaleidoscope Dance Studio in Skokie.