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Juliana Nolan 

Juliana Brielle was raised on Whidbey Island studying dance and movement in traditional and alternative settings. She began her journey at Island Dance working her way up to the company Whidbey Island Dance Theater enjoying many seasons performing with them and owing a huge tribute to her success, work ethic, inspiration and movement passion to her beloved mentors like Charlean Brown and Jamee Pitts. Furthering her movement education she studied at Cornish College, Colorado College, University of Colorado in Boulder, University of New Mexico in Albuquerque studying along side Bill Evans and Pikes Peak Community College. Juliana's trainings and passions in movement styles include modern/contemporary, contact improve, choreography and dance for camera, African, jazz, hip hop, tap, Latin, ballet, aerial work, Capoeira, Kathak footwork techniques, Alexander technique, Feldinkrias and Hannah Somatics methods, hot and HPF yoga, and the five rhythms. After college and dancing in several professional modern dance companies like HADE, Ormao, Vytal, Fourthun & Rome, and Meander, she is now the founder and director of her own company M.E.S.H. Dance Collective (Movements. Elemental. Sacred. Home.): "Allowing the curiosity of our inner expression to have freedom in the outer world and with each other through dance." She is also small business owner of Momma & Me Vibrations 2 Bee, and off grid homesteader and lover of the outdoors. She started The Forestry Learning Collective with her daughter inspired by Waldorf homeschooling experiences. She teaches with a collaborative and diverse approach in mind and body awareness for creative movement and games. Juliana enjoys incorporating the five elements into creative movement and team building play. She has a curiosity and passion for always learning more about movement.