Full-Time Lecturer

Julie Peoples-Clark, originally from Baltimore, MD, has been a go-go dancer in a cage in a night club, a showgirl at the Harris Casino in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, a backup dancer, a magician’s assistant, a teeny bopper in 3 John Waters’ films, a tap dancing book on television, a hoofer on 42nd Street, a tribe member with lots of Hair and a professional modern dancer. Her spoken word, choreographic work and SoulStories® somatic workshops have been presented though out the United States and abroad. She created and facilitated dance programs for D.A.R.E. America, the US Drug Enforcement Agency’s Educational Foundation, Champlain Valley Services’ Adult and Youth Bridging Programs and UVM’s Liberal Arts in Prison Program. Julie is certified in Peak Pilates and holds over 2000 hours of yoga certifications including Goddess Yoga Flow, Bikram Yoga and Yoga for the Special Child and holds a 200-hour integration certification in Ayurvedic medicine. She is well versed in the work of Rudolf Laban, Irmgard Bartenieff and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen’s Body-Mind Centering. Most importantly, she is a mother to an angel, Ella the Great and an incredibly active young boy Emanuel Blessing.

Julie Peoples-Clark, Lecturer, UVM Dance Program

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Contemporary Dance, Movement Analysis, Musical Theatre Styles, Tap Dance and Somatics


Courses Taught

Contemporary Foundations and Intermediate
Ballet Foundations
Tap Dance
Musical Theatre Dance
Dance and Movement Analysis
Embodied Anatomy
Pilates: Conditioning for Dancers
Yoga for Performance and Dance for Athletes