Julia is a recent Theatre & Performance graduate from Plymouth Conservatoire. Originally from the New Forest, Julia spent time working backstage at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton as a Dresser before moving to London to train as a special effects make up artist. She has worked in New York as a makeup designer and teacher at the summer drama camp, Stage Door Manor. Since moving to Plymouth, Julia has worked as a Stage Manager for Untamed Theatre and has joined the Compassion Arts team where she is continuing her training as a Compassionate Friend in partnership with St.Luke's Hospice. Most recently, she has joined the By Design team for their latest project 'Friends Across The Sea'. Julia has enjoyed working on this community theatre piece for Mayflower 400 and is excited to continue creating interactive performances in and around the South West.
'By Design finds interesting ways of connecting people to theatre. I have really enjoyed collaborating with the older generation to make art where their voices can be heard. This type of theatre is community theatre at its finest and it makes me feel very happy knowing that we’re providing such wonderful opportunities for those who might not have access to it otherwise.'