Faculty, Lower Division Faculty
Julie Paskowski grew up in Western Pennsylvania where she began her ballet training with Joan Van Dyke. Paskowsko continued her training with Nashville Ballet, Pittsburg Ballet Theater, and the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) in Carlisle, Pennsylvania under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary, Leslie Hench, Laszlo Berdo, and Darla Hoover. While dancing at CPYB Paskowski discovered a love for Pilates as well, and integrated Pilates as a rigorous form of cross-training and obtained her Pilates teacher certification.
Paskowski attended Pennsylvania State University where she earned a degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Movement Science. Drawing her experience in dance, she was inspired to conduct research at Penn State investigating the mechanism, treatment, and recovery of injuries in pre-professional and professional ballet dancers.
Paskowski was on faculty at The Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania under the direction of Rebecca Maciejczyk from 2014-2018. She has a passion for teaching and has taught ballet for eight years at numerous institutions to students of all ages.