PROFESSIONAL
DANCER

meet julia

Julia Erickson, originally from Seattle, is a Principal Dancer with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Julia received her training on a scholarship with Pacific Northwest Ballet School and San Francisco Ballet School. She toured to Europe and Asia with PNB and danced with the Fort Worth Dallas Ballet for two seasons, prior to joining PBT in 2001. Some of Julia’s roles include Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, The Sylph in La Sylphide, Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Lady Capulet in Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette, and the leads in Balanchine’s Agon, Prodigal Son, Who Cares? and Serenade.
Julia’s love for cooking began at an early age. She relishes her time experimenting in the kitchen, and she’s thrilled to be able to combine her two major passions, ballet and food, in creating Barre. In her free time she enjoys practicing yoga, Gyrotonic and Pilates, reading the New Yorker, farmers markets, and going on bike rides with Aaron.

Guest Post: Kale Two Ways
March 14, 2014

Kale Two Ways
Kale is a powerhouse plant.  Loaded with vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as iron, magnesium, and calcium, greens in general are an excellent source of plant-based protein that help to strengthen the immune system and clear congestion from the lungs.  Here are two ways to prepare my favorite leafy green [...]

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