Julienne Ratz has worked in Springfield, Il for 30 years as Artistic Director, Instructor and Choreographer. She received a BS in Dance Performance Choreography from ISU, and is an ABT-NTC Certified Teacher. She received the Rosie Richmond award for choreography and served on the Illinois Arts Council’s Dance, and Partners in Excellence Panels. Julie developed education and outreach programs with Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Illinois, ALPLM, Girl Scouts, and SBC. Julie is an instructor at Dance Arts Studio and has choreographed for Muni, STC, HCFTA, and the Legacy Theatre.