Miss Julie began her dance career when she was three in St. Louis, Missouri. Her love of the art continued throughout her life, culminating in her decision to pursue a B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Wyoming. Julie has danced in many venues across the country, including Chicago and New York, and with many legendary dancers and dance companies including Peter Pucci, Jay Franke, the Martha Graham Dancers and the American Repertory Dance Company. In addition to her professional dance career, Julie has choreographed The Unsinkable Molly Brownand A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, among others. She was voted best choreographer by students and faculty alike in her senior year at the University of Wyoming, as well as best dancer. Additionally, Julie was a cheerleader/dance squad member all through junior high, high school and college. Julie was chosen to represent the U.S. on the Superstar Performance Team, traveling to Ireland. Her goal is to bring her variety of knowledge and joy of dance into their lives so they may experience a well-rounded fine arts education.
Miss Liz began her dance training at age 3. She has spent 20 years in the dance world training in multiple styles. She spent the first few of those years on competition teams, attending multiple competitions and conventions including Showstopper, I Love Dance, Tremaine, and Dancemakers. At age 8, her family moved to the Pensacola area and she spent several years at Northwest Florida Ballet. While there she performed in several productions including the Nutcracker and Cinderella. Later she went back to competing and spent a year on the Pensacola Junior College (now PSC) dance team, although ballet remains her favorite discipline. Miss loves being a part of the Time to Shine family.
Brandy has a love of dance that has carried through her whole life. She began her training as a young child in upstate New York and continued her training here in Florida after her family moved. She has trained in ballet, pointe, lyrical, modern and jazz under the tutelage of Miss Julie and Miss Christy for many years here in the Pensacola area, also being an assistant in multiple classes with them. Leaving dance for awhile to pursue a career in hair design, run her own successful business and start a family, she is ready to return to dance and share her passion and creativity with our youngest dancers. She has a special heart for the "littles" and hopes to spark their passion for dance that will continue for many years!
Katie Rosenau began her training at the American Academy of Ballet, under Maris Battaglia, in Buffalo, New York. In 2005, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.F.A. in Dance from SUNY Brockport. She’s since performed and toured with Pick of the Crop Modern Dance Company, Present Tense Dance, Drumcliffe Irish Arts, Kista Tucker Insights as well as performing her own work in NYC and around the Washington D.C. area including the Kennedy Center. Katie has been teaching for the past twenty years in New York, Maryland, and now in Florida where she is very excited to be a part of the faculty at Time to Shine.
Miss Christy has extensive professional ballet and modern performing and teaching experience.
She is originally from Oak Harbor, Washington but her professional career was centered in the Midwest. She has trained with internationally renowned teachers and choreographers from Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal, Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, Alwin Nikolais companies, among many others. She has danced with Grand Rapids Ballet, Aerial Dance Theatre, Detroit Dance Collective, Contemporary Motions and the University of Iowa’s professional touring company. She holds a B.A. in Dance from Hope College in Holland, Michigan and an M.F.A. in Dance Performance from the University of Iowa. Her choreography was showcased at the Mid-States Regional Ballet Festival and the American College Dance Festival and she was given Hope College’s Florence Cavanaugh Award for Outstanding Dance Student. Her passion for teaching comes from cultivating the individual potential in each student while helping them understand the rich tradition and history of dance that has come before them.