(Chircop) 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.
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.
2005, 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.
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.