Juliana Dragisic Bio
Juliana Dragisic started dancing at the age of 4, at the Plainfield Park District. She started out taking ballet and jazz classes. Then when she was 7 years old, she began studying dance at Gold Star Academy of Dance. She took ballet and hip - hop for a couple years, then w hen she was about 12 years old she auditioned for the competitive company at the studio and she made it! She then started to study all types of dance styles like, ballet, jazz, hip - hop, lyrical, contemporary, tap, and pointe. At the age 15, Juliana was giv en the opportunity to choreograph one of her solos for Vivid Dance Company. She ended up winning many special awards and received high scores for that solo. In Juliana’s senior year of high school, she was on the Varsity Dance Team, and co choreographed so me of the routines. Juliana also choreographed many pieces in her high school dance showcase, in both her junior and senior year. At the age of 16, Juliana auditioned for a professional adult contemporary company, Meraki Dance Company. She was one of the f ounding members of Meraki and the youngest one on the company. After her first year of working with Meraki Dance Company, she got the news that she was accepted into AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts! In the summer she traveled to New Yo rk City and enrolled into a 2 - week program at AMDA, and was able to study all forms of dance. She learned and trained with LaQuet Pringle, every day that she was in New York. At the end of the program, Juliana was chosen to be in 2 hip - hop pieces and a hee ls piece for the dance show. Juliana is currently studying dance at AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, and she is working to get her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts (BFA). She has worked with a variety of dance instructors like, J ames “Combo” Marino, Fresh Redding, Katherine Tokarz, Louis Jones, Jason Gorman, Nancy Owen, Tracy Silver, Misha Lee, Sergio Lopez, Allison DeBona, Lauren Santelli, Lindsey Lococo, and many others. Juliana Is very excited to start this new journey with Imp ressions Dance Company and share her love and passion for dance with her students!