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Spotlight on the Stars: Get to Know Julie King

Posted on: March 25th, 2012 by admin

Julie King has been with BNC since 2005. She has danced leading roles in Garrett Ammon’s Once Was a Time I Thought, Love of My Life and Moulin Rouge. She has also performed in Joshua Blake Carter’sMothertongue and Ma Cong’s Passion, There. Before joining BNC, the Lansdale, Pennsylvania native trained with David Taylor Dance Theatre and at Virginia School of the Arts. After graduation she danced with Ballet Austin, where she was featured in Steven Mills’ The Nutcracker, as well as with Nashville Ballet, where she danced roles in Romeo and JulietRobin Hood, and Giselle.

Julie King & Jason Franklin performing to the music of Queen. Photo by David Jennings

When did you start dancing and why?

I started dancing when I was 4 and just fell in love with it immediately.
 

What do you love most about dance? I’m a shy person, so I love the ability to express myself. I also really enjoy the physical challenge of it, and freedom. Although I’m shy I feel most at home and content on stage performing.

Which BNC production has been your favorite? I don’t have a favorite production. It would be hard to pick because they are all so different, and therefore special to me in different ways.

 

What do you do in your free time when you’re not dancing? I enjoy cooking and watching movies.

If you weren’t a dancer what would your dream job be? I can’t really imagine having a different job. I love animals…but I don’t think I could be as happy as I am doing anything else.

What is one thing you can’t live without? Air.

What inspires you? Music, other dancers, the process of everyone coming together to create something greater than the sum of its parts.

Words to live by: “Put on your big girl panties and deal with it.”

Julie King & Damien Patterson performing to the music of INXS.

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Food: Dessert

Fun Fact: I’m obsessed with zombies. Zombie movies, tv shows and books. I can’t get enough!

Favorite Rock Song: "This is hard for me beacuse I always have many "favorites." Right now I would have to say Everlong by the Foo Fighters because it always inspires me."

You can see Julie’s next performance in Rock Ballets on April 13-15 at the Performing Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School.