Originally from San Clemente, CA, Juliana received her early training from Victor and Tatiana Kasatsky and later from Maple Conservatory of Dance in Irvine, CA. At the age of 17, she moved to Philadelphia, PA to attend the Rock School for Dance. Juliana then made the decision to dance and earn her BFA at the University of Utah’s Ballet School. Throughout her degree, Juliana performed in various classical and contemporary works, most notably as Mytha in Giselle Act II and Gulnare in Le Corsaire. In addition to her studies and performances at the University, Juliana danced in New York City as a part of Michelle Wiles’s BalletNext, performing in various pieces by Wiles as well as Mauro Bigonzetti’s La Follia.
Following her recent graduation in 2020, Juliana was hired as an apprentice to California Ballet. Throughout the pandemic however, Juliana danced extensively and choreographed for Ballet Project OC located in Tustin, CA. After joining Ballet RI in 2021, she had the incredible opportunity to perform in the company’s productions including the role of Marie Taglioni in Sir Anton Dolin’s Pas de Quatre in addition to working with renowned choreographers Yury Yanowsky, Paulo Arrais, & Chanel DaSilva. She has also had the honor of teaching and creating for the students of the School of Education at Ballet RI. In addition to choreographing her most recent work “remember the surface, remember the deep”on the company dancers of Ballet RI, Juliana recently choreographed and danced as a part of Rhode Island Women’s Choreography Project under the mentorship of Penny Saunders.
This is Juliana's second time choreographing for RIWCP.