Julie England was born in England, UK and has been in the performing arts industry for 25 years. Over the years trained in Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, lyrical, Modern Cunningham, Horton, Graham, Limon, National, Musical theatre, Stage, National, Ballroom and Latin dance; receiving all graded medals from pre-primary to advance in syllabuses; I.D.T.A, I.S.T.D, R.A.D.
A graduate from the London College of Dance has a B.A. Honors in Dance, (A.I.S.T.D) Associate Imperial society teaching of Dance Certification and Bachelor of Applied Interior Design. (B.I.D)
Some of her professional performances: Hans Christian Anderson, Annie, Cinderella, Oliver, The Snow Queen, and Nutcracker, Babes in the Woods, Pajama Game, Show Boat and the Opera Countess Maritza. Nexus Modern Dance Company.
Julie has adjudicated numerous dance competitions, recognizing the talent, dedication, and achievement of many artists. As an enthusiastic and passionate teacher, she has contributed to several dance workshops speaking to both dancers, teachers and audience members on all aspects of dance; including the History of dance, areas in development of artistry, presentation and technique.
Best known for her innovative and compelling choreography, Julie has won an abundance of awards all over the world: George Lon Memorial Choreography Award, awards for American Dance Choreographic Achievement, Memorial Choreographic Award for “outstanding artistic performance” in memory of Julian Paul Masi. Cathy Wade Ensemble Award in Division II at the “Dance under the Stars Choreography Festival in Palm Desert, California” and was nominated for a Canadian Special Events – Star production award with MYX Group. Also, recently one of her pieces based on a famous American Sculpture “Freedom” by Zenos Frudakis was posted by the Sculptor himself and his Organization and has been viewed all over the world.
In addition to her immense experience, Julie has had the opportunity to choreographing for the 55th Oilman’s show held in Banff, and recently stepping into a new role as Choreographer, Costume designer, Stage Management and Artistic direction with MYX Group in Canada and Germany
Now a member of the Adjudicator Alliance as well as, the International Dance Council, she hoping this will allow her to share her passion and love for dance to both dancers and audience members all over the Globe
Josh Nitkin is a well sought after teacher and adjudicator. Having adjudicated numerous festivals, competitions and pageants across North America, Josh is well known in the dance competition circuit. He has adjudicated a number of National events including Millennium Productions, BC Performing Arts Provincials, The New York State Dance Challenge and even Dance Xtreme where he also choreographed the opening routine: The Parade Of Stars.
Josh has been a dancer and performer for nearly 30 years. Having trained in Tap, Jazz, Acrobatics, Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop, Swing, Breakdancing, Lyrical and Contemporary. Josh has a full arsenal under his belt. In the past Josh has done a number of shows with lead roles including Hines in The Pajama Game and Nikko in The Wizard of Oz. Josh has also done several contracts with Celebrity Cruise Lines as a Production Cast Dancer. Josh has also had the opportunity to tour with CORPUS Dance Projects performing all over Europe and Japan.
Josh trained at Ryerson University in the dance program, and from there went to study at the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts where he studied Acting, Singing and Dancing. Having trained to become a true triple threat, Josh is a force to be reckoned with.