Juliette Ochoa

Phoenix, AZ

BFA Class of 2021

Where did you train?

Professional Division at Pacific Northwest Ballet, Studio Company at Ballet Arizona, The School of Ballet Arizona, and Houston Ballet Summer Intensive.

What inspires you?

Many things inspire me! I love nature and exploring the outdoors, which I feel is paralleled in movement because they are both so natural and organic. I am also inspired by human connection and relationships because I love to communicate some kind of emotion or idea to the audience.

Describe yourself in three words.

Passionate, Inquisitive, Dedicated.

Tell us a fun fact about you.

I love baking! I would love to go to culinary school in France and become a pastry chef someday. Baking is so precise and I find the challenge fun and rewarding.

What does it mean to be a part of USC Kaufman?

Being a part of USC Kaufman means that I have the ability to be a part of the movement that gives me the opportunity to use dance to communicate with people on all forms and levels. I think that dance is one of the most powerful ways to facilitate social change, and I am excited to participate in a program that is creating hybrid artists and critical thinkers.