In Loving Memory
1980 – 2022
For two decades our beloved friend and colleague, Julia Meng, was an indispensable part of Colorado Conservatory of Dance. She shared her creative and insightful vision for alluring, high-quality performances for young dancers. Julia was a magnificent, dedicated dancer and teacher whose impact will be felt for generations onward with the hundreds of dancers and students who trained with her.
Julia Meng was born and raised in California. She trained under Maria Vegh (Harkness House NYC) as well as at the Joffrey Ballet and American Repertory Ballet before accepting an apprenticeship with the Colorado Ballet in 1998. Julia also danced with David Taylor Dance Theater, Boulder Ballet, Apex Contemporary Ballet, guest artist with Oklahoma City Ballet, but spent the majority of her career at Ballet Nouveau Colorado. She had the pleasure to work with many contemporary choreographers including Garrett Ammon, Alex Ketley, Laurie Stallings, Amy Seiwert, Sarah Tallman, and Robert Mills. Julia also created work for Ballet Nouveau Colorado, Industrial Project, and DanceFound.
When CCD was formed in 2013, Julia laid a foundation for financial stability within the organization, also sharing her creative and insightful vision for alluring, high-quality performances for young dancers. Her expertise with color and costume design can be seen through CCD’s production of The Nutcracker as well as CCD’s annual Gala celebration.