Over many years I took part in the annual Portadown Dance Festival and won certificates, medals and cups in various disciplines, I also achieved the highest mark overall in the Character National Section.
In September 2012 some pupils from the Julie Dorman School of Dance had to the opportunity to perform in Angelina Ballerina The Mousical in the Grand Opera House in Belfast. They took part in two performances and had great fun meeting and dancing with the cast.
On the 28th May 2013 a group of 44 dancers performed in Belfast's Wateront Hall in 'An Evening with the Stars of Strictly Come Dancing'. The dancers performed two routines on stage as part of this show with Pasha Kovalev and Katya Virshilas.
As part of Culture Night Belfast with Bank of Ireland Julie taught the Guinness World Records Largest Tap Lesson.
It took place on Friday 21st September 2018 in Belfast's Europa Hotel. Julie had to teach a 30 minute tap dance lesson and a 3 minute routine which she had choreographed to the participants. In total 445 participants officially were counted. It was an amazing evening which was live streamed on Cool FM and by Bank of Ireland.
Aswell as my Julie Dorman School of Dance classes in Belfast and Doagh, I am a partner and teacher at Carryduff School of Dance. I also teach classes for other dance teachers around the province and teach adult tap classes two nights a week at the Crescent Arts Centre.
As well as my dancing qualifications I have a BA(Hons) Business Studies from the University of Ulster, Jordanstown.
I also have a sports specific first aid qualification and have been Access NI checked. I also have enhanced discloscure CRB and have dance teachers insurance.
I have also attended a child protection / welfare training course and adhere to the Royal Academy of Dance Code of Conduct and Professional Practice at all times.