Juliana Cristina was born and raised in West Palm Beach, FL and began her dance training at the age of six. Recently, graduating from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA). Where she holds a B.F.A Degree in Dance under the direction of Dean Susan Jaffe and Associate Dean Brenda Daniels.
During her time at UNCSA, Ms. Cristina has had the pleasure of performing works by Azure Barton, Brenda Daniels, Kira Blazek, Helen Simoneau, Ming Lung-Yang and alumni Juel D. Lane. Ms. Cristina has been awarded scholarship from UNCSA dance, and academic departments. Juliana has had the opportunity to further her study through summer intensives such as Nashville Ballet, Ballet Florida and the New York City Rockettes. Her passion for dance has driven her to volunteer in her community, sharing her knowledge of dance with younger generations. She has performed for Big Brother’s Big Sisters of America to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Juliana is excited to be joining the Sarasota Contemporary Dance Company as an Apprentice for 2019-2020 Season.