Judie was born and raised in upstate New York where she began her dance training. She continued her study of dance at the University of the Arts, SUNY Brockport (BS degree), Philadanco, Laban Institute of Movement Studies, and NYU Harkness Center of Dance Medicine. She has performed in Japan and with Sonia Dawkins Dance Company. She founded and was Artistic Director of Clark Dance Theatre, a modern dance company that was based in New Haven, CT and performed throughout New England and NYC. Judie has been on faculty at Dean College, Nichols College, The University of New Haven and Central Connecticut State University. In 2015, she earned a MS degree in Exercise Science (physiology) from Southern CT State University and works at Yale New Haven Hospital. Always a creative- dance has been an essential part of her life.