Executive Director with Persistent Theater Productions, Julie Ann debuted in Spring 2018 as "Lady Reveller" in The Basset Table and was recently named "Notable Performance 2018" in Lavender Magazine. Julie Ann was in the Fringe 2017 in Patriot/Traitor, The One Minute Play Festival (History Theatre), The Bernice Project (Phoenix Theater), The Taming (Theatre Unbound) and The Events (Guthrie). Julie Ann performs in theatre, opera, musical theater, dance, concert, recital and cabaret. In addition, she is a commercial actor, print model, voice-over talent and award-winning competitive ballroom dancer. She maintains a private voice and bodywork studio in Minneapolis. Julie Ann has performed with Guthrie Theater, Theatre Unbound, Phoenix Theater, Minnesota Opera, Studio Lirico (Italy), Opera 101, Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Co., Northstar Opera, Sunset Playhouse, Kenwood Orchestra, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Thursday Musical and Dance With Us America, among others. She was the recipient of a Schubert Club Special Artist Grant and holds an MM in Voice from the University of Minnesota. She has studied French, Italian, German, Spanish, Latin, Czech and Croatian.
25 years of free-lance work in theater, opera, music theater, dance, concert, recital, cabaret, film, commercial, print and voice-over.
2018 "Lady Reveller" The Basset Table, PTP " Colleen" Patriot/Traitor, SPOG Fringe 2017 Lauretta/Sr. Frances" The Bernice Project, Phoenix Theater 2017 "Pat" The Taming, Theatre Unbound 2016, "Chorister" The Events, Guthrie Theater 2015, "Paggio" Rigoletto, Mn Opera "Maria" West Side Story, Sunset Playhouse, "Phyllis" Iolanthe, G&S VLOC, "Lisetta" Il Convito, Studio Lirico, "Isabel" Il Capitan, U of MN, "Bastienne" Bastien & Bastienne, Opera 101, "Marion" Music Man, U of MN, "Naide" Ariadne auf Naxos, U of MN, "Baby Bird" Juniper Tree, MN Opera, "Laurie" Oklahoma, MKE Players, "Hodel" Fiddler on the Roof, Sunset Playhouse
ENSEMBLE - Guthrie Theater, Minnesota Opera, Northstar Opera, Minnesota Chorale
SOLOIST - Kenwood Orchestra, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Schubert Club, Thursday Musical, Gypsy Mania Jazz
DANCE Award-winning Latin Ballroom, Standard, Rhythm, Smooth at DWUA (Gene Bersten), Modern at Zenon (Wynn Fricke), Tap at U of MN (Joe Cvala), Jazz & Ballet at U of MN, Formation Team
FILM/COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL/VIDEO 48-Hour Film Project, Target, MN Dept. of Tourism, Sound 80, Lifetime Fitness, Capella University, Mayo Clinic
PRINT Optum Health, Best Buy, Minnetonka Moccasin, Macy's, Slumberland, Fingerhut, American Express, Kiran Master, Pulte Homes, Comcast
VOICEOVER/JINGLES Park Nicollet, Rosetta Stone, 3M, Numerica, Capella Univ., CNA Insurance, Tony Bennet
EDUCATION MM, Voice, Univ. of MN, BS, Music Therapy, Univ. of MN
SKILLS Languages: French, Italian, Spanish, German, Latin, Czech, Croatian
OTHER Alexander Technique, piano, athletically inclined, yoga, seamstress, staging/choreography
VOCAL RANGE G3 to High C6