- Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
- Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
San Francisco Ballet School
- Company Membership
Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2013
Promoted to soloist in 2016
Julia Rowe has danced principal and featured roles in Tomasson’s Giselle (Peasant pas de cinq, Giselle’s Friends, and Solo Wili), Haffner Symphony (soloist), Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy, Ballerina Doll, and Spanish), Romeo & Juliet (Acrobats), and Swan Lake (Act 1 pas de trois, Cygnets, and Neapolitan); Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote (Cupid and Kitri’s Friends); Balanchine’s Coppélia (Swanilda’s Friends, Brides, Spinner, and Jesterettes), Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (2nd movement demi-soloist), Serenade, and Theme and Variations (soloist); Caniparoli’s Lambarena (principal) and Tears (principal); Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude; Possokhov’s Fusion (principal); Scarlett’s Frankenstein (Justine Moritz); and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Stepsister Clementine and Spirit of Spring/Lightness), Ghosts (demi-soloist), and Rush (1st movement soloists). She created roles in Forsythe’s Pas/Parts 2016, Tomasson’s Caprice, and Scarlett’s Hummingbird.
Julia’s repertory includes Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, The Four Temperaments (Melancholic and Sanguinic demi-soloist), Rubies, and the 4th movement and finale from Symphony in C (demi-soloist); Makarova’s (after Petipa) “The Kingdom of the Shades” from La Bayadère, Act II; Morris’ Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes and Maelstrom; Peck’s In the Countenance of Kings; Possokhov’s Firebird; Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy (Symphony #9 and Piano Concerto #2); Robbins’ Glass Pieces; Scarlett’s Fearful Symmetries; Thatcher’s Ghost in the Machine, Manifesto, and Stone and Steel; and Tomasson’s Prism and Trio.
In 2010, she was nominated for a Princess Grace Award.
What ballet or role would you like to dance but haven't yet?
I would love to dance Juliet, because she is one of the most interesting and dynamic female protagonists in a full-length ballet. Plus, the music is sublime.
What's your biggest challenge as a dancer? Why?
Being small but dancing big.
What's the hardest part about being a dancer that no one knows?
Nerves. I sometimes still get stage fright!