The Whole Schools Initiative


Julie White


Julie White received her BFA in Performance from the University of Illinois, and her MFA in Choreography along with her K-12 Ohio Teaching Licensure from The Ohio State University. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Southern Mississippi and Director of Dance Education, where she instructs all dance education curriculum as well as ballet and modern techniques, regularly directs student performance companies, coordinates all educational outreach work, and supervises licensure candidates in the K-12 schools. White has presented and been published regionally and nationally on the topics of assessment in dance education, the role of outreach work in the training of young teachers, and the importance and impact of movement in the K-12 classroom for creative, cognitive and social development in learners. Previous to her tenure at USM, White established and directed a Middle and High School dance education program in the Dayton Public Schools (Ohio) for eight years. She also helped to write the revised K-12 Ohio Standards for Dance Education. White is a dedicated advocate for the arts. She continually seeks collaborative learning opportunities, experiences and partnerships that grow a deeper connection to and manifestation of community, possibility and excellence in the classroom and beyond.

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