Julie graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Theatre Arts from Brigham Young University. She then earned her Master’s Degree in Theatre History, Theory, and Criticism, with an emphasis in Directing, also from BYU.
She has directed “An Evening of Shorts by Samuel Beckett,” Shakespeare’s “A Winter’s Tale,” and a high school one-act version of “The Crucible,” among others. She was asked to spearhead a youth group’s Bicentennial Celebration of Joseph Smith’s Birth–and got the youth to write a script; act in it on stage and on film; and compose a symphony and perform it.
Her acting credits include “Henry V,” and “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare on stage, and “Minnie’s Kitchen,” and “Text and Performance with Arthur Henry King” in film. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Cedar City Community Theatre Company.
Her stage managing work includes “A Dream for Katy,” an original production for BYU Women’s Conference, and the Hill Cumorah Pageant in Palmyra, New York. She also received an Honorable Mention award in the Utah State Irene Ryan Competition for her work stage managing “Henry the Fifth,” by Luigi Pirandello, directed by Cameron Deaver.
She has worked with Heritage Academy Gateway for several years, now. She has coordinated volunteers for the Instrumental Department concerts, and substitute-taught in the classroom. She assisted the Drama Department by doing costumes for Heritage Academy Gateway’s first ever musical, “Seussical, the Musical!” in March of 2019. In the 2019-2020 school year, she taught the Filmmaking class and designed lighting and sound for “Beauty and the Beast.” A perfectly designed and timed cue still gives her goosebumps!
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