Dancers of Minnesota: Julie Xiong

Julie Xiong is a Dancers of Minnesota featured dancer.

About Julie

Julie Xiong

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite show or movie: Friends

Beverage: Lemonade

Favorite game: Truth or Dare

Musical artist: Joji, Post Malone, Billie Eilish

Fun Fact: I’m a pre-professional dancer (CDP2) at Crash Dance Productions. I also play the piano and sing.

When I grow up I want to be: I would love to be a professional dancer or an engineer.

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What/who got you into dance? Why do you stay?

My older siblings were dancers and introduced me to dancing. I’ve been dancing for the past 10 years and absolutely love it! I enjoy learning a variety of dance genres, utilizing my musicality skills, and being a part of a dance community.

What is your favorite dance skill to perform, why?

I love performing intricate movements that really enhances the musicality of a dance piece.

What is your favorite memory of the 2018-19 season?

One of my favorite memory was when I took my first hip hop workshop. I love this unique genre and getting outside of my comfort zone.

What is the most difficult challenge you have had to overcome in dance?
How did you get through and what did you learn from it?

One of the most difficult challenges I overcame was having the confident to perform emotions on stage. I enjoy learning the choreography but realized that being able to showcase the meaning behind the performance is what dancing is all about. I’ve learned that performing a dance piece with emotions and storytelling is important.

What is the best piece of advice you ever received?

“Don’t worry about other people’s judgments when you’re dancing. Be happy and true to who you are.” – Chelsea Rose, one of my dance choreographers.

Photos by Matt Blewett of Matte B Media Productions and founder of Minnesota Dance News.


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