Actor.          Educator.           Director.

Passionate for creating educational opportunities for students, teachers and artists with professional theatre companies, Julia spent five seasons at the Tony award-winning La Jolla Playhouse in various positions ending as the Director of Education & Outreach. In this role, she was the executive producer of the 2020 POP Tour production titled EMILY DRIVER'S GREAT RACE THROUGH TIME AND SPACE and oversaw multiple programs that served over 30,000 students, teachers, and patrons with a team of over 100 staff and volunteers. 


She is an active teaching artist with Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), iTheatrics, and La Jolla Playhouse. She has been a visiting lecturer of Acting and Musical Theatre at San Diego State University, University of California Irvine, and the Elizabethan Drama Center in Taipei, Taiwan. She has taught at the high school level and holds a teaching credential in Theatre and English. She has collaborated with EdTA on the National Model Cornerstone Assessment project and they will be publishing many of her lesson plans on their Theatre Educator Pro website this Fall. 

As an AEA actor and director, she values the creative process and loves mirroring life to an audience through live storytelling.  Favorite moments include collaborating with B.D. Wong and Wayne Barker on their new musical Mister Doctor and acting in La Jolla Playhouse's TYA production titled Home of the Brave. And, directing Cabaret at Coronado Playhouse where the cast and crew raised over $5000 for the Anti-Defamation League. 

Committed to "being the change", she is an ally to students and colleagues in Black, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, and Indigenous communities. She believes as an ally, her role is to call out white supremacy in our systems, our culture, and in our own worldviews.  

Enjoy learning more about Julia by visiting this site. Please reach out if she can contribute to the success of your next project as actor, director or educator


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