Photo: David Bailey

Photo: David Bailey


From Chapel Hill, N.C.
With Nashville Ballet since 2010

Training and Education
The Ballet School of Chapel Hill, North Carolina School of the Arts, Richmond Ballet, Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, NB2, National Choreographer's Initiative

Previously Nashville Ballet Apprentice

Julia Eisen started her dance training at The Ballet School of Chapel Hill, N.C. where she studied ballet, modern and jazz. She was also a member of the internationally recognized North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble. Her extensive preparation to become a professional dancer led her to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, N.C. After graduating, Eisen moved to Richmond, Va. to become a trainee with the Richmond Ballet.

In 2010, Eisen moved to Nashville to become a member of Nashville Ballet’s second company, NB2. She was promoted to an apprentice in 2012 and became a full company member in the spring of 2013.

She has performed in memorable works such as Nashville Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling’s Carmina Burana, Jirí Kylián's Petite Mort, Christopher Bruce's Moonshine, Salvatore Aiello's Afternoon of a Faun and Gina Patterson’s …but the flowers have yet to come.

Eisen has also danced with Terpsicorps Theater of Dance in Asheville, N.C. and National Choreographers Initiative in Irvine, Calif.

When Eisen is not at Nashville Ballet, she teaches ballet, jazz and tap to aspiring dancers. She embraces her new hometown of Nashville by frequenting the local live music scene, restaurants and playing with her dog Lil' Man.