Juliana Cristina was born in West Palm Beach, FL. A graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA). She received her B.F.A Degree in Dance under the direction of the current Artistic Director of American Ballet Theater (ABT) Susan Jaffe and Associate Dean Brenda Daniels. During her time at UNCSA, Ms. Cristina has had the pleasure of performing works by Azure Barton, Brenda Daniels, Kira Blazek, Helen Simoneau, Ming Lung-Yang and Juel D. Lane. Juliana has studied in Trainee Programs with Nashville Ballet, Ballet Palm Beach, and the New York City Rockettes. Her passion for dance has driven her to volunteer in her community, sharing her knowledge of dance with younger generations. She has performed for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Juliana has performed in multiple productions of the “Tales of Hoffman” with The Palm Beach Opera. Ms.Cristina’s has been with the Sarasota Contemporary Dance company for four seasons; she has recently been promoted to “Development Associate” at SCD.