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Justine began dancing at the age of 2 and then later in 1979 she began her classical ballet training with Sharon Long in Tupelo MS, where she continued her dance education throughout High School and early college.

She continues her dance studies in order to better herself and her students traveling to teachers workshops and hosting regular master classes with other dance professionals.. During her career she has had the priviledge of studying and dancing with many different professional dancers and companies in workshops and performances. Most noteably training with dancers such as Anne Burton Avery of the Atlanta Ballet, Linda Divin of Ballet Austin, Finis Jhung of the Joffrey Ballet, David Howard of The Royal Ballet, Bob Rizzo, and most recently Mia Miachels choreographer and judge of "So You Think You Can Dance".

She has attended master classes and workshops with the Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Magnificat, and Ballet Mississippi, to name a few. She has performed with Ballet Mississippi, and was an active member of The Mississippi Dance Association for many years.

Justine spent 9 years as a member of the Tupelo Ballet Company where she participated in the Nutcracker for over 10 years performing many different roles including several solo performances. Stewart has also danced in a variety of other performances such as Coppelia, Cinderella, Swan Lake and others. And of course, The New Albany Ballet Company now performs its own Nutcracker annually where she continues to share her love of dance with the students and the community.

She is proficeint in many different forms of dance arts including Classical Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Tap, Musical theater, and Character. She also choreographs regularly for local high school and community theater musicals in Union, Pontotoc, and Marshall Counties,  as well as working with color guard, majorette, and dance teams throughout North Mississippi.

Justine began teaching in 1993 in Tupelo and opened up her own studio in New Albany in 2006. Her vision is to continue to advance the dance program here developing a great love for the arts in Union County and especially an appreciation for New Albany's own community Ballet and Dance Company. Justine has 3 children, Kai, Layla, and Jon Christian.



 

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