Justine Albert grew up in a family of entrepreneurs, so she always knew that she was going to be her own boss. She began a business – Just Dance by Justine Albert – while still a senior in high school. She started out teaching dance classes in the evenings and weekends in the studio in her grandfather’s tailor shop.
Justine operated the studio throughout her time at Seton Hill, where she combined a general studies major with minors in dance and psychology.
“It all worked out well because I learned so much from all those programs, and it really helped me with what I do today.”
Today, she instructs more than 360 students on three dance floors in her Vandergrift studio. Justine also added a second business – Just Strong – a personal training company she runs out of her dance studio. An intense fitness enthusiast, Justine is a competitive bodybuilder, and she works with clients to meet their fitness needs.
Justine credits TaMara Swank, assistant professor of dance, with helping her hone her dance skills and teaching her how to best share her art with others.
Seton Hill’s young alumni are making their mark on the world through their work in science and healthcare, finance and business, industry, entertainment and service to those in need. The Spring/Winter 2017 edition of Seton Hill’s Forward magazine featured 30 of these alumni, all under the age of 30. You can find all of their stories here on Seton Hill’s site (just look for the “30 Under 30” icon) or click here to view the Forward as a digital magazine.