Julia Rust



Julia Rust joined The Joffrey Ballet in July 2018. 



Ms. Rust was born and raised in Noblesville, Indiana and trained with Alyona Yakovleva-Randall and the faculty of Indiana Ballet Conservatory. She furthered her training during summers at many international schools, then year-round in Washington, D.C. all on full scholarships. A graduate of The Washington School of Ballet, she worked extensively with Xiomara Reyes and Rinat Imaev, and was chosen by Julie Kent to dance in The Washington Ballet's productions of Serenade, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, and The Nutcracker at The Kennedy Center and Wolf Trap. She also continues to be mentored by Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky, to all of whom she is very grateful.


Ms. Rust was recently awarded the Silver Medal at the 2018 USA International Ballet Competition. The USA IBC is known as the “Olympics of Ballet”, and the late Robert Joffrey was instrumental in its founding. Prior to this career achievement, she was awarded the Grand Prix Award at the 2017 YAGP Semifinal and went on to place in the Top 12 at the YAGP World Finals in NYC. Ms. Rust has also had the pleasure of dancing in The Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Gala in Salt Lake City, The Miami Ballet Festival, and also The Awards Gala and Encore Gala at USA IBC. Ms. Rust is extremely excited to be at The Joffrey Ballet, and feels very blessed to dance here.



Interesting fact: Ms. Rust shares her passion for ballet with her twin sister and best friend, Morgan Rust, who is currently with The Washington Ballet.