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Judy Rice is a graduate of the National Ballet School of Canada and has performed extensively across the US and Canada including the Joffrey Ballet, The National Tap Dance Company of Canada and American Ballet Comedy. She has 20 years experience teaching for regional companies and festivals as well as Company Dance, DMA, DEA, CNADM, 3D Dance Network, The Joffrey Ballet School, The Joffrey Ballet, Broadway Dance Center and the Dance Teacher Magazine Summer Conference. Judy has been a judge for ADA and is on the faculty for Dance Masters Teacher Training School and CNADM training school. She is also a contributing writer to GOLDRUSH magazine.
In May of 2000 she co-founded Behind Barres with pianist Paul Lewis and producer Rob Martens and to date they have produced 11 albums of ballet class music and have released three DVDs highlighting the do’s and don’ts of beginning pointe work and an intermediate ballet class to Volume I and an elementary ballet class to Volume II. 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.