Australian born Julie Ross is a highly acclaimed actor/singer and cabaret artist who has appeared in theatre and television productions in both her native country and in the UK.
Julie’s versatility is evident in the variety of her work. She has performed in major London Off-West End productions, bringing her unique talents to roles such as Joanne in ‘Company’, Phyllis in ‘Follies’, barfly Odette in ‘Southern Baptist Sissies’, and playing the quintessential Italian mama, Angela, in ‘My Big Gay Italian Wedding’.
Outside London, Julie’s diverse range of roles includes summer season productions where she has played Miss Prism in ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ and Dorothy in ‘Glorious’ (both Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth), Hilary in ‘Fatal Encounter’ (Windsor Theatre Royal) and Bloody Mary in ‘South Pacific’ (Aberystwyth Arts Centre), to name a few.
Julie is also an excellent cabaret performer and has achieved sell-out success with her one-woman shows in prestigious London venues such as The Crazy Coqs, the Leicester Square Theatre and Above the Arts (now the Covent Garden Social Club). She is currently rehearsing ‘Any Old Place With You’, an updated celebration of the work of composer Richard Rodgers & lyricist Lorenz Hart to mark the 80th anniversary of Hart’s untimely death. She will be performing this show at The Pheasantry, Pizza Express, Chelsea on October 4, 2023.
Julie’s love of performing began at an early age, with ballet, piano and guitar concerts, and school plays and musicals, which led to her joining local amateur dramatic societies. She was then accepted onto The Independent Theatre School of Dramatic Art’s three-year Drama Course, studying under the direction of one of Australia’s leading teachers, Gillian Owen, and Australian dance and movement legend, Keith Bain OAM.
After graduating, Julie worked in the ensemble of ‘Evita’, before touring Australia and South-East Asia with ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’. She also appeared in Aussie soaps including ‘Young Doctors’ and ‘Sons and Daughters’, before the travel bug took a hefty bite and she packed her bags, heading for the US and Europe, eventually settling in the UK.
Here she studied at the Actors Centre, London, with the likes of Anthony Bowles, Mary Hammond, Gillyanne Kayes, Jacqueline Pert, Scott Williams, Kate Maravan, and Nathan Osgood. She continues to do classes to keep her craft honed and believes in the importance of embracing new ideas and approaches to performance.