“Dance is way to find yourself and lose yourself all at the same time!”
Ontario Certified Teacher
ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS INCLUDES:
Zumba® Basic 1, Zumba® Kids & Zumba® Kids Jr,
GROOVE Method™ facilitator & GROOVE Method Kids™ certified instructor,
Om4Youth Yoga instructor, 200hr Yoga Alliance Certification, First Aid/CPR
OCT, BA (DANCE) B.ED, M.ED
CEO / Artistic Director
CEO/Artistic Director of Luv2Groove™, Julia Gutsik is recognized for her versatility, passion and high energy as a dancer and educator. Julia has been able to blend her passion for dance and education to develop and design programs for Luv2Groove™. With over 25 years of dance training, Julia holds a Master’s in Education in Teaching, Learning and Evaluation, a Bachelor in Education and a Bachelor in Dance and Kinesiology. With over 10 years of teaching experience, Julia still thrives on learning and exploring creative ways to engage youth through dance. She can honestly say, she loves to groove!
Alongside her extensive teaching career, Julia has performed all over the world including Canada, the United States and Europe. She has worked with performing companies including, Rubberbandancegroup, Solid State Breakdance, Bboyizm and Propeller Dance. From 2007-2011, Julia helped facilitate over 27 projects across Canada’s Arctic including Nunavut, Nunavik and the North West Territories with Blueprintforlife, a company that does social work through hip hop culture with First Nations and Inuit youth.
In addition, Julia has choreographed for theatre performances, festivals and for the TVO kids show- Prime Radicals. Most recently, she had the honour of choreographing and performing in Rapa’s original musical, Ella’s Lounge A Rock Opera.
Julia looks forward to sharing her love for dance with all ages and celebrating the fact that everybody can dance!