Julia Schaeffer is a professional dancer originally from California, where she began dancing ballet at age 12. She has studied contemporary, jazz, modern and trained under Dale Merill, Alicia Guy, Jenny Backhaus, Sean Green, Liz Maxwell, and Larry Rosenburg. During her time in Los Angeles she has had the privilege of dancing with the Lineage Dance Company as a company dancer. Her teaching experience includes Dancer World Productions, Arise Dance Center, Lineage Performing Arts Center, and Design Dance in Chicago. Since moving to Chicago she has performed with South Chicago Dance Theatre as a guest artist at Dances in the Parks and independent choreographers including Kaela Norwood and Mariah Eastman. Julia loves the Chicago dance community and is looking forward to continue training and performing as a professional freelance artist.