Born and raised in Arizona, Julianne spent most of her childhood recreating musical numbers from Peter Pan, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and the likes on her living room floor, for a captive audience of stuffed animals and dolls. She studied dance and music fervently, and eventually her life long passion for the musical stage led her to Elon University, where she pursued a BFA in Music Theatre with a minor in Dance. Throughout her years at Elon, Julianne performed professionally at Sacramento Music Circus, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Artpark, and many more; all the while, she put her choreography skills to use on college productions and conducted an Honor's Thesis in Dream Ballets and the Female Character Psychology.
After graduating from Elon, Julianne continued performing professionally (Hodel on the National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof, Adele Rice in the Gallery Player's acclaimed A Man of No Importance, the list goes on...) and began working as an Associate Choreographer to director/choreographer Christine O'Grady. With Christine's mentorship and encouragement, Julianne was selected for an SDC Observership, working on the 2014 Kennedy Center production of Little Dancer, under director and Broadway living legend, Susan Stroman. And the rest, as they say, is history...
Julianne has spent the last 4.5 years working under Ms. Stroman as her Assistant Choreographer on many projects, including the NYC Lab of Little Dancer, the 2018 Vineyard Theatre production of Beast in the Jungle, the 2017 Lincoln Center production and 2018 Lab of Crazy for You (revival), and many other new theatrical projects. In April 2016, Ms. Stroman nominated her for a Theatre Hall of Fame Emerging Theatre Artist Fellowship for Choreography, for which she was selected and awarded a grant. Julianne continues working on her own directing/choreography projects in NYC and regionally. In addition, she happily spreads her passion for musical theatre to the future generation of Broadway stars with BROADWAY KIDS AUDITIONS (BKA), which she co-founded and directs.