Thursday, 19 February 2015


JULIE Storey was born in Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester, and went to school in Weymouth at the Convent of the Sacred Hearts before tackling a business studies course at Weymouth College. She was also a semi-professional dancer for Pontins Holidays South West and, after completing training as a dance teacher, went on to form her own hugely successful dance school. Julie is still principal of the school which is now run by her daughter, Rachel.

WHY do you live in Weymouth? 
Because it is picturesque and, for a small place, it has a great variety of performing arts and a great music scene which I am very interested in.

WHERE do you go for your holidays? 
I went to Colorado for my last holiday because, next to Weymouth,it is my favourite part of the world. The Rocky Mountains are so beautiful.

WHAT is your favourite time of the year? 
Spring because the days are getting longer and it promises us that summer is on the way.

WHAT is your favourite film? 
Dances With Wolves because I like the scenery and the feel-good storyline of a white man interacting with the Indians.

WHAT is the scariest thing that has ever happened to you? 
Getting a moth caught in my long hair which has given me a phobia about the blessed things! I was only about 11 at the time and it flew in and started madly fluttering when it got caught in my hair. I screamed and my mother came and got it out, but I am now scared of moths.

IF YOU could live your life again what would you be? 
I would probably be a famous and successful person in worldwide performing arts because that means I could be a singer, a dancer, an actress or a director. These are my passions.

WHICH three people would you invite to your dream dinner party? 
Sean Connery because I am a James Bond fan, Gene Kelly because I am a big fan of his dancing and the Dalai Lama because I think he would be interesting.

WHAT would you do if you won the Lottery? 
I would share the money between my family and loved ones, pay off all their debts and take us all on holiday.

WHAT do you hope the future holds? 
Good health, good luck and good happiness for myself, my family and friends.

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