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Julian Jernigan(Jay)

EducationNorthern Nash High School, Rocky Mount NC-Member of NNHS Band, NNHS Winter Guard, Drama Department, Chorus (1991-1994) East Carolina University, Greenville NC- BFA Dance Performance (1994-1998) Brenau University, Gainesville GA BFA in Dance Education(2010-2012) Georgia Southern University Currently pursuing M. Ed in Integrated Technology(2012-2013) Proposed Graduation Date December 2013 Nova Southeastern University Plan to pursue Ed. S in Curriculum Management and Administration Randy James Dance Works, Highland Park New Jersey(1998) Edmund in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe Soloist in Estuaries, Susie and Swoosies Soiree Corps in With Alligators in the Bayou (you water ski real good), Vivaldi, Waves at My Back

Performance Experience-

Universal Studios, Orlando Florida(1999) Street Performer Atlanta Festival Ballet, Stockbridge GA(2000-2004) Drosselmeyer, Arabian, Russian, Spanish, Candy Cane in The Nutcracker Soloist in An Artists Life, Sing, Sing, Sing, Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland, The Little Mermaid, The Fifties Ballet, Belle Amore, Carmina Burana, Symphony in C, Tchaikovsky, Twas the Night Before Halloween, Unfinished, and Pirate in Peter Pan Augusta Ballet, Augusta GA (2003) Guest Artist for The Three Musketeers Gainesville Ballet, Gainesville GA (2002-2007) Ice Skater and Russian in The Nutcracker Soloist in Synergy, Tonight I Can Write, Poetry for Two Voices, and The Twelve Dancing Princesses Ruth Mitchell Dance Theater, Marietta GA (2003-Present) Peter Pan in Peter Pan Drosselmeyer and Mother Ginger in The Nutcracker Soloist for Pulse, Puppet Master, Great Scott, and 11 Minutes Ago Waltz Couple in Cinderella Corps in By George Metro Movement Ensemble, Atlanta GA (2003-Present) Soloist in ...Of a Revolution, Read Between Lines, Body for Voices, One for My Baby, and Speed of Trees, Sleeping Beauty Grand Pas de Duex South Georgia Ballet, Cairo GA (2008-2011) Nutcracker Prince and Cavalier in Nutcracker Big House Dance Theater, Gainesville GA (2003-2005) Soloist in Triptych, Bond, and Last Breath Axam Dance Theater Experience, Atlanta GA (2005) Awakening, Without Motion, Scream Freedom Ashland Youth Ballet, Ashland KY (2003-2005) Drosselmeyer, Snow Pas de Duex, and Cavalier in The Nutcracker Soloist in Appalachian Suite and Heartland Fayette Ballet, Fayetteville GA (2005-2008) Cavalier and Lead Russian in The Nutcracker

Dance South, Albany GA (2006-Present) The Nutcracker Prince and Cavalier in The Nutcracker Madison Studio Company, Macon GA (2006-2009) Prince Florimund in The Sleeping Beauty The Grinch in The Who, Who Lost Hope Albrecht in Giselle Dance Arts Inc., Valdosta GA(2007-Present) Cavalier in The Nutcracker

Notable Achievements
Received a full scholarship to Bates Dance Festival (1997) Requested to choreograph J.B. (a play) for ECU Theater Department (1997) Composed original music for several fellow students senior choreography projects while attending East Carolina University (1996, 1997) Commissioned to compose original work by Patti Weeks, Dance Department Chair, East Carolina University (1998) Performed Outreach programs for local elementary schools with East Carolina University Dance Department (1998) Senior Choreography Project REM Stage-4 adjudicated at ACDFA@ UMBC (1998) Participated in outreach programs touring elementary and middle schools with Randy James Dance Works under Young Audiences of New Jersey (1999) Participated in performances and workshops with Randy James Dance Works as the featured company ACDFA-Boston 1999, HSDFA-Washington D.C. (1999) Participated in a week long workshop at an elementary school teaching modern dance for Randy James Dance Works in Greenville, SC (1999) Began choreographing Color Guard routines for numerous high schools bands and independent groups, in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Indiana, Texas and Georgia (1995-Present) Performed numerous matinees for elementary schools with Atlanta Festival Ballet, The Gainesville Ballet, Ashland Youth Ballet, and Augusta Ballet (2001-Present) Performed at local assisted living communities with Atlanta Festival Ballet (2001-2005) Director of Atlanta Festival BalletOutreach Program for local elementary schools to put students in The Nutcracker, Battle Scene (2002, 2003) Contracted to perform with local bluegrass band Bottom Line with The Ashland Youth Ballet (2003) Choreographed numerous Holiday Dance Programs to be performed at assisted living communities for Madison Dance Company (2002-Present) Commissioned to Perform for Firespark!, a high school summer dance workshop at Brenau University, Gainesville GA, with Big House Dance Theater (2003,2004) Founded Metro Movement Ensemble, a contemporary dance company in Atlanta GA, A Performance Ensemble affluent in Modern, Ballet and Pointe Technique (2003) Metro Movement Ensemble invited to perform with International City Ballet, Warner Robins GA (2003, 2004) Metro Movement Ensemble conducts a one week outreach workshop for local youth, creating a premiere work, performed in the Leonardo Davinci Exhibit of the Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon GA (2004) Created Multimedia DVD to be projected during Of Gods and Men for the Ashland Youth Ballet (2005) Metro Movement Ensemble invited to perform at Firespark! (2005) Metro Movement Ensemble invited to perform at Ballet Fest Atlanta (2006, 2007)

Choreographed Curious George intended for an audience of children 12 and under Metro movement Ensemble invited to headline Firespark! (2007) Participated in outreach program touring elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and private schools, as well as churches and community theaters with The Ruth Mitchell Dance Theater in association with Young Audiences of Atlanta (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) Co-director of The Cathedral Conservatory Summer Intensive, Decatur GA (2007) My choreography assists Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps win Drum Corps International World Championships(2008) Firespark! commissions Metro Movement Ensemble for an evening length repertory concert entitled Intrinsic Kinetics(2008) Appointed as Director of Dance for Hickory Hills Arts Academy (2008-2011) Commissioned to choreograph year round for Ruth Mitchell Dance Theatres 2009-2011 Season Hired as instructor for SCADs Art Smarts Camp for Summer (2011) Hired as Part-Time Dance Teacher for Savannah Arts Academy(2011) Hired as Full-Time Dance Faculty Member at Savannah Arts Academy(2011)

Appointed to Artistic Director of Savannah Arts Dance Company(2012)