Julia has taught at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, and art classes privately. She holds a BA from Princeton University; and a certificate in Painting and Drawing from the New York Studio School. For many years, she was the head draftsman at the San Francisco Opera, and later worked as an interior designer in New York. Julia also had an earlier professional training in ballet at George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet and had starring roles as a child at Lincoln Center. She is bilingual in French, having lived in Paris as a child, and remains uniquely sensitive to and supportive of the linguistic possibilities of each student’s search for expression.