Julia was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She discovered her passion for performing in the sixth grade when her music teacher encouraged her to join the choir and audition for the school musical. Eleven year old Julia was cast as "Gertrude McFuzz" in Seussical Jr., and her new life took flight.
Since, Julia has been performing in and out of state, portraying roles that exhibit her quirky yet commanding persona, as well as her sharp-witted yet elegant demeanor. Equally at home in both contemporary and classical musical theatre styles, she has performed such diverse roles as "Lilli Vanessi/Kate" in Kiss Me, Kate, "Vivienne Kensington" in Legally Blonde, "Rusty" in Footloose, "Jovie" in Elf: The Musical, and "Cinderella" in Into The Woods.
Julia graduated in May of 2019, receiving her Bachelor of Music from the Music Theatre and Opera program at Arizona State University. She recently finished what was supposed to be a 10-month contract with Charleston Stage in Charleston, South Carolina (cut six weeks short due to COVID-19). She is currently residing back home in Arizona and has started her own self-run vocal coaching business. While not performing, she loves to drink red wine, pet dogs, and explore the great outdoors!
Julia is also experienced in education, having taught her own musical theatre and acting classes through the structure of larger companies. Though she is practiced in age ranges from 6-18, her favorite groups are kindergarten- 3rd grade. Julia has provided instruction in vocal and acting technique as well as choreography. She also participated in a program called "Educating Creative Minds" (ECM) with Charleston Stage. Through this curriculum, she attended elementary and middle schools across the valley and taught topics ranging anywhere from English to Science through arts education.
Most recently, Julia co-vocal directed Junie B. Jones Jr. and assistant vocal directed Alice in Wonderland Jr. at Musical Theatre of Anthem- the very theatre in which she performed throughout her own youth. She is currently teaching both zoom and socially distanced in-person voice lessons in Arizona.