Eileen Juric

Eileen Juric danced as a soloist with the Chicago Lyric Opera Ballet. Under the direction of former New York City Ballet prima ballerina Maria Tallchief, she performed Balanchine repertoire with such notable dancers as Jacques d’Amboise, Ronald Perry, Hinton Battle, and Daniel Baudendistel. Eileen trained at the Joffrey Ballet School and the School of American Ballet and had the great honor of studying with prominent New York teachers Finis Jhung, David Howard, Robert Joffrey, and others. After her performing career, Miss Eileen returned to the Joffrey Ballet School to pursue a teaching career in the children’s program, and later served as a faculty member of the Princeton Ballet School. For fifteen years, she owned and operated her own studio, Basically Ballet, in New Jersey, and later developed the innovative teaching program, PowerDance Technique. Since the program’s debut, Miss Eileen’s work has been featured in multiple national dance publications. Most recently, Miss Eileen was a faculty member at the Dance Teacher Summit in NYC as well as the Florence Summer Dance Intensive in Italy.