Stage and Studio
Born and raised in the fair kingdom of Norway, Julie grew up in a region rich in culture and music. Her journey as a singer started early; with yearly performances with the local theatre, candle-lit church concerts with a girl choir, and sparkling shows with a Musical Theatre group, Julie developed a burning passion for song and dance.
It's not a melody, it's a story.
"Every song tells a story. We use the music to convey our emotions, and so melodies, rhythms and allegories can communicate them much more accurately than words can.
At age 17, Julie put all her cards on a career as a singer, and was one of the lucky few chosen for the music studies at Gjøvik Vidergående Skole (2005 - 2008). She sang classical soprano during the first years of her studies, gradually bringing pop and musical theatre into her vocabulary. After three years, she moved into the woods to Solbakken Revyfolkehøyskole (2008 - 09), where she studied the craft of comedy, through writing, acting and producing.
She started her college level education as a Musical Theater - singer, dancer and actress at the Bårdar Academy in Oslo (2009 -10), and later moved onwards to the neighbouring country Sweden, to the highly reputable Ballet Academy in Gothenburg. (2010 -13).
In addition to performing in school productions, ("A Chours Line", "I love you, you're perfect, now change", "A Midsummer Night's Dream"), she studied the arts of song interpretation, speech training, music theory, jazz dance, tap dance, ballet, commercial dance, choir and acting, as well as the Swedish language.
Julie's final exam project from the Ballet Academy was something she had planned for three years; the composition of a brand new musical. Together with Arvid Assarsson, she composed the musical "Fiket" (The Café), written for two singers, a piano and a violin. With every scene happening around one table and two chairs - a variety of independent scenes are depicting every sort of meeting that can happen at a café.
After eight years of intense education, Julie left for the greener grass of Germany. She moved to Berlin and started playing her songs around on the Berliner live music scene.
Eventually she packed her bags and went to sea, singing and dancing in various shows on the AIDA Cruises - Pop and Rock shows with a sunset backdrop, and midnight gigs with the band under the stars. After two seasons, she put her feet back on German ground and crawled on, on all four paws, in the musical "CATS", where she also played the lead role of "Grizabella".
If you reach for the stars, you might touch the moon. But why strive for a destination, when the journey itself is the goal?
In München she performed in dinner shows with "Schubecks Teatro", and simultaneously with "Musical Sensations", a concert with the big musical theater highlight songs. With the cover band "Mr. Rod - a Homage to Rod Stewart", she traveled all across Germany.
After performing in the sassy, femme-fatale musical "Chicago" in 2018, she moved on to touring yearly with the look-a-like ABBA tribute band: "Swedish Legend".