Julia Rowe was born in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania and received her training from Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and the San Francisco Ballet School. Straight out of school in 2008, Julia joined Oregon Ballet Theatre in the corps de ballet and was promoted to the soloist rank shortly thereafter.
In 2013, she joined San Francisco Ballet, and was promoted to soloist in 2016. Julia has performed a wide variety of classical and contemporary repertory throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. With San Francisco Ballet, she has danced roles such as Princess Florine, more famously known as the Bluebird Pas de Deux in Helgi Tomasson’s The Sleeping Beauty, Cupid in Don Quixote, Russian Girl in George Balanchine’s Serenade, and Stepsister Clementine in Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella.
Julia has appeared in principal roles in Divertimento No.15 (Balanchine), Trio (Tomasson), Myles Thatcher’s Ghost in the Machine, Val Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House, Tears and Lambarena, Yuri Possokhov’s Fusion, Alexei Ratmansky’s From Foreign Lands, and William Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude. Additionally, she has originated featured roles in works by Myles Thatcher (Otherness), Edwaard Liang (The Infinite Ocean), and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (Guernica). She is celebrated for creating her principal role in William Forsythe iconic Pas/Parts. Recently, her dance videos to the “Intermezzo" from Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni and Schubert’s Auf Dem Wasser zu Singen (Singing on the Water) in collaboration with her fiancé and GRAMMY award winning cellist Jonah Kim was featured in articles on the popular online music magazine Volinist.com.
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