Justine Protopapa… was born and raised in London, England. She was asked to join The Royal Ballet School at age 9. She won England’s Young Choreographer of the year and knew this is what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.
Her professional career started at age 10 in the West End production of The King and I. She was trained extensively in ballet by her mother, a renowned studio owner and teacher in London. She spent many years dancing in professionally in London stage shows.
Justine moved to Los Angeles and was honored to be on scholarship with Joe Tremaine and then with Jackie Sleight.
She was hired by Millennium (Los Angeles) to teach Ballet and Lyrical. She has taught for many prominent studios including Edge, Debbie Allen and has been brought in to either ‘Fix” dance programs or introduce new programs. She has also owned her own studio in CA.
Justine’s choreographic work has been honored nationally and internationally, she still spends several weeks in Europe teaching and choreographing most years.
Her students have gone on to dance for Professional Ballet and contemporary companies, she has several on Broadway currently,The West End and has countless pieces in competition rotation. Justine teaches Contemporary, Ballet, Musical Theater, Lyrical,
Jazz and Contortion Acro She specializes in boy alignment and technique.