Julio Haitian Dance
Julio Jean is a renowned master Haitian dance teacher and choreographer with over 20 years of experience. Julio studied with Lavinia Williams, a company member of Katherine Dunham, at the National School of Arts in Haiti. In 1989,Julio moved to New York City, where he worked directly with Katherine Dunham, teaching traditional Haitian dance for her teacher-trainings. His teaching career was launched at Djoniba Dance Centre where he taught over 20 years. He has been a guest teacher at WebsterUniversity in Saint Louis and Humboldt University, and has taught workshops in San Francisco, Milwaukee, and at the Dance New England Dance Camp in Poland, ME. Among other venues, Julio’s performances have been seen at Alvin Ailey for National Dance week and at Summer Stage. Julio is also a songwriter and composer.