Juliane Westbrook:Master Teacher & Guest Speaker (Session 1 & 2)
Juliane Westbrook is a Southern California-based dance instructor, artistic director, and choreographer. Juliane’s passion began while training at Belinda’s Dance Studio in Downey California. She has been dancing since the age of three and has received multiple awards and scholarships from various competitions. At the age of 6 in 1992, she competed on Star Search in a dance group called “Too Cute for You”, going on to win the title of Junior Dance Champions. The group went on to perform at NBA basketball games and TV shows. At age 18, Juliane pursued her dream to become a parade performer at the Disneyland Resort. For 13 years she performed in various shows including Disney’s Electrical Parade, Parade of the Stars, Block Party Bash, Parade of Dreams, A Christmas Fantasy Parade, and Fantasmic. Because of her experience working in the parade department, Juliane also choreographed a charity show called “Flashback” at the Disneyland Resort from 2005-2014 where she has won numerous awards including best choreography. Through her many years of experience at the Disneyland Resort, Juliane found her love for teaching kids and has been teaching at Downey Dance Center for the past 14 years. Over the past 9 years, she has been able to judge for Kids Artistic Review and Rainbow National Dance Competition where she’s been able to travel the country. Juliane’s passion in life is not only dancing but bringing the joy and excitement of performing to others in hopes of inspiring kids to follow their dreams in the performing arts.