Julia began dancing at the Academy of Classical and Contemporary Dance in her home town Chesapeake, Virginia when she was eight years old. She was one of the original members of their competitive team and had the opportunity to participate in various conventions and competitions. While a student at the Academy of Classical and Contemporary Dance, Julia attended summer intensives at Broadway Dance Center in New York City.
Julia attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance. While attending ODU, she was the president of the Dance Association as well as a member of their dance team and competitive team.
For over 16 years, Julia was a dance instructor at her home studio ACCD where she taught ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical and hip-hop to ages ranging from 3 to adult. She also choreographed multiple tap routines for their competitive team where she received various awards.
Julia is the mother of three, Abigail, Emily and Seth. Both Abigail and Emily are dancers at Edge.