Julie Jergenson has been a part of the Deborah Morgan Dance Studio family for over 29 years, starting like all our beginners do by taking ballet, tap and tumbling.
At age six, Julie was accepted as a member of the dance studio's newest division of the production groups, "Baby Bodies," a new group that became the pride and joy of the studio. Julie's enthusiasm, along with her talent, helped enable the group to perform at many local and regional venues as well as attend regional dance conventions and competitions.
Julie became a part of the class assistant program at the age of eleven and she continued with the program throughout high school where her success evolved into part time employment at the studio. From the time that Julie auditioned and was accepted as a "Bodies Electric" member, she assisted at both Modesto and Turlock studios and added studio office management to her schedule as well.
In 2001, Julie toured as part of "Bodies Electric" to Las Vegas where she attended Tremaine Dance Convention and Competition; the following summer she was part of an unforgettable "Bodies" trip to France and England that included an unprecedented two show performance at Euro Disney Paris.
In 2003, Julie attended the Hoctor Dance Convention and Competition in Disneyland, Anaheim. During this trip the "Bodies" group performed at the Carnation Stage in Disneyland. The icing on the cake was the opportunity to participate in a mock audition for the Mickey Mouse Club.
In 2005, Julie travled with "Bodies" to New York once again, where she attended a Tremaine Dance Convention; this trip included taking class at Radio City Music Hall, (which was led by a world famous Rockette) and participating in a mock audition for the Rockette Dance Line.
While an active member in Bodies Electric for over fourteen years, Julie attended numerous dance conventions and competitions, traveled to Europe, Las Vegas, Disneyland, and to New York on mulitple occasions. "Bodies Electric" membership also meant that Julie would have the opportunity to perform at the Miss Stanislaus Scholarship Program for a number of years. Having completed the DMDS teaching program, Julie has taught Summer Dance Camp at the studio for several years, regular combination classes, Zumba, and has played a major role in office management for both Modesto and Turlock studios. Julie's expertise and experience has benefited the studio to the point of her being named Assistant Director of DMDS.
Julie is a graduate of California State Univeristy, Fresno, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies and Dance. While purusing her degree, Julie took part in the extra-curricular University Dance Theatre, a student run performance group where she instructed and choreographed in various dance styles, including hip hop, modern, contemporary, cultural dance, baton twirling, and Zumba.