Dual Citizen: American and Canadian
Julia is a Montreal based Professional Voice/Speech and Accent/Dialect Coach and teacher.
I have coached Voice/Speech privately, for professional theatre and film and taught at several institutions including The American Academy of Dramatic Art (New York), The Banff Centre/Citadel Theatre Professional Theatre Training Program, The National Theatre School of Canada, Concordia University, The Prince Edward Island Conservatory, Michigan State University and The Canadian National Voice Intensive.
I have always used my voice as a professional actor, but it was not until I worked as a main stage player at a large theater festival and in a large space, that many un-faced challenges of my voice surfaced. My personal journey has led me to become intrigued with and knowledgeable about various voice methodologies, voice pathology and anatomy, dialects and accents and also to find my own voice – not just the technical strength, but also the substance of my voice to express myself more clearly and confidently. As a result, I use my experience and teaching skills to work with students and fellow professionals to help them to find and use their own voice well and effectively for both daily use and performance.
Voice Class at The National Theater School of Canada
Voice Class on Rustico Beach PEI
Voice Production: Breath Control/Voice Quality
Speech: Clarify tricky sounds and/or overall clarity of speech
Text: how to craft phrases and thoughts with understanding of rhetorical patterns.
Audition Preparation: role analysis and text preparation
RECENT THEATER PROJECTS
MATILDA THE MUSICAL, Associate Voice Coach
The Shubert Theater, Broadway, New York
Oct 2013 - Jan 2017
O MY GAD, Voice and Language Coach
Artist: Gad Elmaleh
US and Canada Tour: 2017
Carnegie Hall New York, Feb 2017
The Public Theater, Oct 2015-June 2016
ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOON (UK Tour Voice/Language coach: for Yves Jacques
(dir: Robert Lepage) Feb 2017
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Accent Coach
Segal Center, Montreal Canada 2017
TRU, Accent Coach
Palm Beach Theater, Florida 2016
TAMBURLAINE, Associate Voice/Speech/Text Coach
Theater for a New Audience, New York 2015