Julia Rust

Noblesville, Indiana

Company Artist with the Joffrey since 2018


Julia Rust was born and raised in Noblesville, Indiana. She spent her formative years with Alyona Yakovleva and the faculty of Indiana Ballet Conservatory before training on scholarship with The Washington School of Ballet to work extensively with Xiomara Reyes and Rinat Imaev. Additionally, she was chosen by Julie Kent to dance in The Washington Ballet’s productions of SerenadeRomeo and JulietGiselle, and The Nutcracker, performing at The Kennedy Center and Wolf Trap. Throughout her pre-professional and professional career, she continues to be mentored and coached by Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky.

Ms. Rust was awarded the Silver Medal at the USA International Ballet Competition. Prior to this, she was awarded the Grand Prix Award at the Youth America Grand Prix Semifinal and went on to place in the Top 12 at the World Finals in NYC. She is also the recipient of the Fernando Bujones Memorial Award at ADC|IBC. She has danced in many galas such as "The Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow" Gala in Salt Lake City, The International Ballet Festival of Miami, the Awards Gala & Encore Gala at USA IBC, and the International Festival of Dance by YAGP in Orizaba, Mexico.

During her time with the Joffrey, Julia has had the honor of dancing in numerous ballets such as Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments and Serenade, Yuri Possokhov’s World Premiere of Anna Karenina and Don Quixote (as Kitri’s Friend), Andrea Walker’s World Premiere of HOME, Alexander Ekman’s Tulle, Justin Peck’s The Times Are Racing, Yoshi Arai’s World Premiere of Bolero, Nicolas Blanc’s World Premiere of Under the Trees Voices, Gerald Arpino’s Birthday Variations and Suite Saint-Saëns, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s World Premiere of Platée, and John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid.