Judith Neugebauer has been a studio jeweler since 1974. Her distinctive use of 23k gold leaf and sterling silver has been her hallmark for 30 years. Prior to her career as a jeweler, she was trained in classical ballet, having studied extensively with the American Ballet Theater in NYC and New Jersey School of Ballet. She performed professionally in the Radio City Music Hall Ballet Company in NYC and with the New Jersey Ballet Company, as well as in Actors Equity musical theater productions throughout the country for ten years. The many years she spent as a dancer have given her an awareness of form, line and movement. These influences have inspired her as an artist and have been transferred into her work as a jeweler. Additionally, her explorations with clay in the early 1980’s introduced her to an asian aesthetic, which may be seen in the calligraphic use of gold-leaf in her jewelry designs.