Judy Rice in Bloomfield Hills on 08/13/12


Judy Rice is a graduate of the National Ballet School of Canada and has performed extensively across the U.S. and Canada, including the Joffrey Ballet, The National Tap Dance Company of Canada,  and American Ballet Comedy.  She has over 20 years’ experience teaching for regional companies and festivals as well as Company Dance, DMA, DEA, CNADM, SADM, Regional Dance of America, at regional and national festivals, 3D Dance Network, The Joffrey Ballet School, The Joffrey Ballet, Steps, and the Dance Teacher Summit in NYC.  Rice has been a judge for ADA and has been on the faculty for Dance Masters Teacher Training School and is on the faculty for CNADM training school. In 2007, she was also honored with CNADM’s Artistic Achievement Award.  She has been a contributing writer to Goldrush, now known as Dance Studio Life magazine.  In May of 2000, she cofounded Behind Barres, with pianist Paul Lewis and producer Rob Martens, and together to date they have produced eleven albums of music for ballet class, one CD for modern class, and seven educational DVD’s. The Behind Barres music was featured on ABC’s hit television show Lost.

Ms. Rice’s television credits include:  Fame, All my Children, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and the Great American Dance Challenge.  Since 1990 she has been an Associate Professor of Performing Arts at the University of Michigan and is currently guest faculty for Broadway Dance Center in New York City.