Mrs. Julia Ventura
Year Started: 1997
Experience: 12 years in education prior to The Summit;Professional dancer with the Cincinnati Ballet Company
Degrees: B.F.A., Fine Arts/Ballet, University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music; M.A., Ballet, University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music; additional graduate credit, Montessori education, Xavier University
Inspiration: I was always teaching people as a young girl and was a natural at it. I have taught ballet, gymnastics and Montessori. I subbed a lot in the Primary at The Summit before entering Montessori. I came to The Summit after I ran an extracurricular dance program here years ago upon retiring from the Cincinnati Ballet Company. My husband is a Summit Boys School graduate and The Summit seemed like an excellent match when searching for a preschool for my son. I just ended up changing careers and teaching here.
Philosophy: My teaching philosophy is to enjoy what you are doing so the students feel your joy for the subject at hand. Kindness, patience and dedication are my mantras.
Personal: Married, one son.