Julie Jewels Aponte's strengths are in administration, team building, and creating connections. She has substantial experience working in public service, mainly in creating programming to encourage, support, and develop the strengths and potential in youth, as well as, in the corporate world.
At 43 years of age, the You Can Dance Again program is the third time Julie Jewels has had any involvement in organized dance. Her one and only Ballet experience was a class she took when she was 8 years old. Fast forward to 8 years ago when she was expecting her seven year old son, she participated in a Ballroom Dance class with her partner of 11 years and rocked out at the Tango. Her dancing had only been taking place in her mind and then Julie serendipitously connected with Jess Grippo, You Can Dance Again creator, via social media, and took the leap into this YCDA Adventure. Julie Jewels is humbled by the experienced with this group of fierce, stunning, talented, and amazing women. She is forever grateful for the possibility she discovered and the marvelous season she was able to share.