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 "Lucy Grant" in Bright Star.
Julia graduated in May of 2019, receiving her Bachelor of Music from the Music Theatre and Opera program at Arizona State University. Immediately following, she moved to Charleston, South Carolina for a year long Resident Actor position with Charleston Stage. Cut a few weeks short due to Covid-19, Julia moved home to Arizona for the following year and focused heavily on developing her own private vocal studio. She is currently back in Charleston for her second year residency with Charleston Stage, and could not be happier to be performing again.
Julia is also experienced in education, having taught her own musical theatre and acting classes through Charleston Stage over the past couple years. 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 participates in a program called "Educating Creative Minds" (ECM) with Charleston Stage. Through this curriculum, she attends elementary and middle schools across the valley and teaches topics ranging anywhere from English to Science through arts education.
When residing in Arizona the past year, 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 voice lessons for ages 10-16 both on Zoom and in-person, while also continuing her educational work with Charleston Stage.