Julianna holds a BFA from the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music, and an MA from Manchester Metropolitan University in conjunction with Teatr Pieśń Kozła of Poland. She currently resides in Wrocław, Poland, working as an associate company member with Teatr Pieśń Kozła and is a founding member of the pedagogical and performance research ensemble Oriri. In 2005, she travelled to Thailand to study with Theater Mitu and the Patravadi Theatre of Bangkok and in 2010 travelled to Spain to study ‘Gypsy Flamenco’ culture. Julianna’s work largely consists of community-based projects and artistic outreach as well as anthropological performance research and creating ensemble based original works. She is a founding member of the Great Globe Foundation, an organization devoted to increasing cultural exchange and empowering voices through the arts, and is the proud co-founder of The Dadaab Theater Project, a youth based theater project in Dadaab, Kenya, the world’s largest refugee camp. She has also worked extensively with True Body Project, an international non-profit committed to empowering women and girls to stay in their true bodies and grow and maintain their authentic voices. Julianna has served as a faculty member at the College Conservatory of Music (CCM) and is a teacher of yoga and Pilates. Some of her favorite traditional theater roles include: The Seagull (Nina),Three Sisters (Masha), The Bear (Popova), Oleanna (Carol), A Flea in Her Ear(Raymonde), Dying City (Kelly), Dancing at Lughnasa (Maggie) and Death of a Salesman (Linda).
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