Julianne Harman Watts has 15+ years of formal dance instruction. She began dancing at the age of three and continued through college. Most of her training was from the Gilbert Studio of Dance Arts under the instruction of Nan Rikard and Mary Kay Rowell. While at this studio, Juli was the recipient of a Tap Scholarship. Although her love has always been Tap, she was also trained in Jazz, Modern, Ballet, and Clogging. While in high school, Juli taught at the dance school for three years. In addition to the activities at the dance school, Juli was also one of the original members of the Lexington County Youth Dance Company. During college, she danced with a student-run dance group at Clemson University.  Juli is the mother of three girls who all love to dance too!

 

Ainsley Harman is a sophomore at Lexington High School and has 13 years of dance experience.  She began competitively dancing at the age of 4 and is currently on the Senior Company Team at South Carolina Dance Company in Lexington.  She trains and competes in Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, and Hip-Hop.  Through her dance experience, she has been awarded numerous elite top first and overall awards both at the regional and national level for her solos and group dances.  Additionally, Ainsley is very involved with her church, Mt. Horeb United Methodist.  She serves weekly as a worship and small group leader in children’s ministry and enjoys being involved in student ministry and loves her time with her small group.  Ainsley is honored and excited to teach again at Juli’s School of Dance and cannot wait to share her love and passion for dance with her students!

 

Emily Watts is a sophomore at Gilbert High School and has 13 years of dance experience.  Emily has been trained in Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, and Ballet.  Emily was also a competitive gymnast for nine years.  In 2012, she was the State Vault Champion in her age division and in 2014 won All-Around State Champion in her age division.  Emily finished her gymnastics “career” as a Gold level gymnast but still continues to train in tumbling.  Currently, Emily is a Varsity cheerleader at Gilbert High School and is also on the Varsity Competition Cheer team.  At school, she is a violinist for the orchestra and is on Student Council where she serves as Sophomore Class President.  Furthermore, Emily is an active member of Gilbert United Methodist Church where she is involved in Sunday school, youth activities, and is a member of the Youth Praise Band where she plays the ukulele!  Emily is very excited to start another year teaching dance!