has worked as an actor, arts administrator, assistant director, director, and teaching artist for various local and regional professional theatres and educational institutions including: Alley Theatre, Classical Theatre Company, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Houston Shakespeare Festival, Children’s Theatre Festival, The Landing Theatre Company, Main Street Youth Theatre, Musiqa, Stark Naked Theatre, The Texas Repertory Theatre Co., Unhinged Productions, Unity Theatre, and Rice University. She directed Classical Theatre Company’s productions of Miss Julie; The Triumph of Love; and Candida. Other directing credits include: Almost Maine; Greater Tuna; Angel Street; The Importance of Being Earnest; Enchanted April; Cyrano (Unity Theatre); The Lion in Winter; Art; Wit; The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (Texas Repertory Theatre Company); The Art of Conversation (Musiqa); Good (staged reading at The Landing Company); O Mistress Mine (staged reading at Milwaukee Repertory Theater); Mauritius; The Bug; Private Eyes (Rice University); and The Nerd; Beyond Therapy (University of Houston). Assistant directing credits include: Bach at Leipzig; Cyrano; A Christmas Carol; The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?; Yes, No, Maybe So (Milwaukee Repertory Theater); Hamlet (Houston Shakespeare Festival). She created and directed the Alley Theatre Young Performers Studio for several seasons, and developed an IB early childhood creative drama program for Aldine ISD. Most recently Julia has been a guest lecturer and visiting director for Rice University’s Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts and a member of the Performing Arts Faculty at St. Francis Episcopal Day School. She earned an MFA in theatre from the University of Houston.