Julia Ruiz Fernandez biography Julia Ruiz Fernandez is a professional dancer born in Málaga, Spain. She trained as a ballet and contemporary dancer and relocated to Madrid at the age of 18. There, Julia became a part of the Alicia Alonso contemporary company for a year. She later joined the DanceSport Federation and began to take part in international championships of Latin American and ballroom dance. Julia has been performing at London’s Royal Opera House for the past few years and touring the UK with Strictly Come Dancing. She also trained as an actress in Actors Studio, London, which led her to not only theatre but also TV series and commercials. Theatre: Her theatre projects include the UK tour of Strictly Come Dancing, La Traviata and Swan Lake at the Royal Opera House, and On Your Feet at the London Coliseum, Curve Leicester and its national tour. Other Credits: Among her numerous other works are the UK Bachata Champion (2016), Paso Doble (2014 and ’15), Waltz, Rock And Roll, Salsa, and European Champion in Tango.