Julie Hewkin has been dancing since the age of 3. Originally interested in circus and breakdance, she ended up studying Irish stepdance and ballet due to the lack of circus and breakdance presence in her area. She has won multiple awards in Irish dance from An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha, has enjoyed performing many ballet roles, and has performed with local and international Irish dance companies.
In 2019, she earned her teaching certificate from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy (Московская государственная академия хореографии) and is currently taking Grades Exams toward TCRG certification in Irish dance. In addition to traditional Irish stepdance, Julie also enjoys learning from and performing the works of contemporary Irish dance choreographers including: Chris Naish (Fusion Fighters), Kristyn Fontanella (Gaelforce Dance), Ciaran Plummer(TapTronic), and Tyler Schwartz. She regularly looks for inspiration from others and has had the opportunities to be coached by: Chloey Turner, Michael and Matthew Gardiner, Peta Anderson (Eireborne), Lauren Smyth (lead dancer, Riverdance), and Siubhan Clark (Zen Rince).
When she is not involved in teaching or choreographing dance, Julie can be found parenting, performing Celtic and classical harp music, and living life.