Julie M McCormick is the founder of Annapolis Tango. She danced professionally with Hubbard Street Dance Company, FELD Ballets/NY and Twyla Tharp Dance Company. She is an ABT® (American Ballet Theater) Certified Teacher and has been on the faculty of The Washington Ballet School, Ballet Royale (Columbia), Design in Motion (Gambrills), The Studio Cooperative (Waldorf) and Towson University Community Dance Program. She was recently teaching pre-professional ballet and repertoire at Conservatoire XIV (Elliott City) until Tango overtook her life!
Julie studied tango briefly in NYC after retiring from the stage. However, a more recent trip to Buenos Aires resulted in a long-anticipated immersion of the dance. (Read her blog post 'Surrendering to Strangers' about her experience). After sailing with her husband from 2012 - 2014, they returned to Annapolis where her excitement for the dance and to introduce it to others manifested in the creation of 'Annapolis Tango'. Within the short period of 6 months, she was stunned to find among her a wonderful group of new friends - an entirely new tango community! Julie is a consummate student of tango (a life-long endeavor) and counts J. Abling as one of her most influential teachers thus far. She hopes to continue to inspire those in and around Annapolis to learn this beautiful dance in between her sailing excursions with her Captain and husband, Glenn McCormick aboard the good Schooner Mistress.