Julia Cooper began her training in Fort Collins, Colorado as a Canyon Concert Ballet Company member, working with Melissa Core and Lorita Travaglia. She gained her BFA from The University of Wyoming, under the direction of Jennifer Deckert, Lawrence Jackson, Marsha Knight, Margaret Wilson, and Aaron Wood. She has studied with companies such as American Repertory Theatre, Trey McIntyre Project, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Repertory Dance Theatre, Ririe Woodberry, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Julia worked in New York City, performing with companies such as Ballet Inc and Sheep Meadow Dance Theatre at a variety of venues, including the Battery Dance Festival. Julia also loves working with the next generation of artists as a teacher and sharing her love for this beautiful art form. She is continuing this passion as she pursues her MFA in Dance Choreography at The University of Iowa as a teaching fellow.