2017 Adjudicators

Julia Pal

Speech Arts & Drama

Julia PalJulia 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.