Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Julie Crothers has been dancing since a very young age, training in ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, and improvisation. In May 2014, she graduated from Elon University earning a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography and a BA in Arts Administration. Prior to joining AXIS, Julie danced with North Carolina based contemporary dance company Renay Aumiller Dances (RAD), performing at the American Dance Festival in June 2014. Julie’s choreography has been presented at multiple venues in North Carolina, as well as in New York, Tennessee, at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Lexington, Kentucky, and at the American College Dance Festival Association, Southeast Region gala performance. Julie joined AXIS in July 2014. In addition to performing and teaching with AXIS, she enjoys singing, working on her own choreography, and inspiring others with her playful energy. 

“I feel so fortunate to be an AXIS dancer  - to be able dance and learn in an environment where all people are encouraged bring their full selves, nothing more and nothing less, and dance together.”