Meet the President
Julia H. Moon is President of the Women's Federation for World Peace International. An internationally renowned ballerina, she is also the chairperson of the Universal Culture Foundation, coordinating the operations of the Universal Art Center, the Universal Ballet Academy, the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C., and the Julia Company, aside from the Universal Ballet Company.
Born in the USA, Julia received her early training at the Sunhwa Arts School in Seoul, the Royal Ballet School in London, and L'Academie de Danse Classique de Princesse Grace in Monaco and later became a dancer with the Washington Ballet. In 1984, when Universal Ballet was founded as the first civilian ballet company in Korea, she moved to the country to continue her dancing career as one of its founding members and the prima ballerina.
She later made a successful transition from a prima ballerina to CEO and introduced pre-event commentary and real-time subtitles in ballet concerts for the first time in Korea. She also dedicates much of her time to her social contribution activities under the motto “I am because we are”. Her accomplishments in this area include the Julia Company, a ballet school for gifted children, which provides scholarship grants to all its students, and various projects in which she works with UNICEF.