Speech Arts & Drama
Julia earned her A.R.C.T in Speech Arts and Drama from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and was awarded the gold medal at the diploma level. After graduating from the University of Toronto, she performed in children’s theatre and collaborated with other theatre artists on several original shows.
She later earned her Bachelor of Education in drama and visual art from Queen’s University and then went on to pursue her interest in singing and graduated from the Humber College jazz program.
Julia has been active as a teacher and and workshop leader for over 25 years with the Royal Conseravtory of Music, Learning Through the Arts, Kingsway Conservatory of Music, and the Toronto District School Board conducting classes in creative drama, improvisation, scene study and speech arts.
She also continues to coach privately, adjudicate for speech arts festivals across Canada and is a member of the RCM College of Examiners for Speech Arts and Drama. In addition to her teaching commitments, Julia remains active as a theatre artist, storyteller and singer.
As a teacher she is dedicated to helping students build self-confidence, increase their expressive skills and develop strong techniques for oral presentation through speech arts and drama activities.