Julia Ficke is entering her freshman year at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln where she is studying education and theatre. Julia has studied dance for 15 years and was an originating company member with Piccoli Dance Theatre’s competitive company. She is a versatile dancer with a passion for jazz, contemporary/lyrical, and acro. This was done in combination with Julia being a member of her high school dance team (captain for the last 2 years), as well as her school’s show choir where she acted as dance captain for 3 years and choreographer for 2. No novice to theater, Julia was actively involved in her school’s theatre program holding multiple leads and being dance captain the last 3 years. Her favorite role being Morticia in The Addams Family. From there, she has branched out into the local theater scene singing, dancing, and acting in Pinewood Bowl’s The Little Mermaid, and Legally Blonde.
Julia started her second and senior year at PDT as a student Teacher’s Assistant. She is proud to be PDT’s first Teacher in Training Program candidate where she has been a mentored Assistant Teacher in over 60 classes. This year, Julia transitions from student, to Apprentice Teacher where she is honored to lead her own pre-ballet/tap, level one, and level 3 classes. She is eager to continue her training across the PDT curriculum and is excited help kids develop their technique and passion for dance.