“Yet am I good for something, yet am I aware of some reason for existing! I know that I might be a totally different man! How then can I be useful, how can I be of service! Something is alive in me: what can it be!”
- Vincent Van Gogh
JULIEN VALME, from Miami, FL, began his training at local dance studios and magnet schools in the metro Miami area before continuing his education at the University of South Florida. Julien graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet Performance and had the opportunity to perform works by Jennifer Archibald, Maurice Causey, Alonzo King, and Doug Varone. Julien has attended summer programs with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago as well as Springboard Dance Montreal, where he had the opportunity to work with renowned companies Rubberbandance Group and MADboots Dance Co. Julien moved to Chicago to fulfill a childhood dream of dancing with River North Dance Chicago. Julien joined DanceWorks Chicago in October 2015.