Julie Fajardo trained in Boston with E. Virginia Williams, Lynn Winslow, and Tatiana Baboushkina as well as at American Ballet Theatre with Patricia Wilde and Leon Danielian and the Joffrey Ballet with Meredith Baylis. As a scholarship student at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, she also studied with Margaret Craske, Norman Walker, and Ted Shawn. She danced with the Boston Ballet and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and has performed many leading roles such as Aurora in Sleeping Beauty and the Sugar Plum Fairy. She was Artistic Director for the Berkshire Foothills Ballet for 15 years and has taught for Boston Ballet, Jacqueline Cronsberg’s Ballet Workshop of New England, the Walnut Hill High School of Performing Arts, and Jacob’s Pillow where she was also Assistant Director of Education. In 2002 she became Director of Dance for the Performing Arts School of Worcester and in 2004 became Principal for the Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre’s Young Dancer’s Program in Harvard Square. BAC is happy to have Ms. Fajardo come aboard our ballet faculty in 2014.