Julie Jergenson has
been a part of the Deborah Morgan Dance Studio family for over 27 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 / 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
/ 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 / 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.
Julie traveled 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/competitions, traveled to Europe, Las Vegas,
Disneyland, and New York (four times). “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 Co-Director of DMDS.
Julie is a graduate of California State University, Fresno, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Studies and Dance. While pursuing 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.