Julie Chacon

Grad Teaching Assistant
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus

Student Information

Graduate Student
Herberger Institute


An Arizona native, Julia toured as a soloist with flamenco companies based in New York, Madrid, Seville and Santa Fe for over a decade. She performed in Spain, throughout the USA, Colombia and Mexico. Since her return to Arizona in 2013, she has sold-out eight concerts at on the mainstage of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (SCPA) and Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. Her company just completed her second season at SCPA (October, 2019). She was a 2019 finalist for the Arizona Governor's Arts Award, the Phoenix Mayor's Arts Award, and is a 2019 Artist in Residence at the Musical Instrument Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate.

Julia has taught workshops at Louisiana State University’s Dance Program. She co-presented at TEDX LSU in 2016; was an invited presenter at the National Conference of the National Dance Education Organization in 2009; was featured in Dance Studio Life Magazine and has been on the Travel Channel with Samantha Brown. Her choreography was performed in the 50th Anniversary of the Shangahi Opera House in China.

Julia was named a Master Artist by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs of New Mexico, and awarded a Folk Art Grant to share her experience with a young apprentice. She was listed various times in Phoenix Magazine’s Monthly Top Ten for her concerts; and was featured in VoyagePhoenix; Images Arizona Magazine, the top picks of Scottsdale Magazine, Fox10, 3TV, and the New Times “Top Things to Do.”

Julia has executed flamenco arts education programs at 11 schools across three Valley districts and instructs over 60 students weekly, aged three to sixty-five. She has authored and co-authored arts education curricula that has been implemented throughout the five Burroughs of New York, North Carolina, New Mexico, Louisana, and Arizona.


BFA, Dance, University of New Mexico magna cum laude

BS, Anthropology, University of New Mexico


Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
DCE 121 Ballet I


Arizona Governor's Arts Award Finalist, Individual Artist, 2019
Phoenix Mayor's Arts Award Finalist, Dance Artist, 2019
Artist in Residence, Musical Instrument Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, 2019
Featured Presenter, National Dance Education Organization, 2009
Master Artist, New Mexico Arts, Folk Art Apprenticeship Grant


Musical Instrument Museum, Experience Spain Advisory Group, 2018-2019
Phoenix, AZ

Scottsdale Tourism Advisory Task Force, Working Group, 2014-2016
Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Discovery Series Advisory Committee, 2013-2014
Scottsdale, AZ

Santa Fe Creative Tourism, Founding Artist, 2008-2010
Santa Fe, NM

Work History

Julia Chacon Flamenco Theatre
Santa Fe, NM | Phoenix, AZ, 2008-present

Cuadro de Jose Galvan
Seville, Spain, 2012-2013
Soloist, Dancer

Carlota Santana Flamenco Vivo
New York, NY, 2005-2012
Touring Dancer, Soloist, Lead Teaching Artist

Maria Benitez Teatro Flamenco
Santa Fe, NM | Madrid, Spain | New York, NY
Company Dancer, Soloist, Teaching Artist

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