Julia Grenda

Perth born and bred, Julia was accepted into the BA of Musical Theatre at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts at age seventeen. Whilst at WAAPA, she played Anytime Annie in “42nd St” directed by Terence O’Connell, Georgine Skeene in Loving Repeating directed by Jason Langley, Lizzy Phagan/Dance Captain in Parade,  Thisbe in Tales from Ovid as well as being featured ensemble in Rent, Oklahoma and Jayne Eyre.

Since graduating, Julia has hosted Looney Tunes and Sesame St all over Australia and Asia for Warner Bros as well as filming a pilot with Jon English called In the Groove and sharing the stage with Hollywood legend, Debbie Reynolds in the musical Irene. In 2012, she was accepted into the Full Time Acting Course at 16th Street Actors Studio.

She was a participant in the 2012 Larry Moss Master Class as well as playing the role of Susan in the film When Stained Glass Breaks directed by Natalie Elzin, Amy in Love in the Time of MRSA directed by Peter Blackburn for Melbourne Fringe, Joan in the Australian Premier of The Essence of Passion directed by Melanie Hillman and Dorothy in the film Tin Man directed by James Lee which has also has won a Gold Remy Award at the 2015 Worldfest-Houston and was also announced in the official selection of the 2015 Sci-Fi-London Film Festival.

Julia participated in the Carl Ford Master Class at 16th St Actors Studio and trained with Penelope Chater in a 3 month Master Class on Character Creation. As well as teaching all over Melbourne, she also is the Managing Director of Dance Network Victoria. Most recently she has been continuing training with Jason Raftopoulous at 16th Street Actors Studio as well as performing the role of Alana in the Australian Premier of Relate written by Chantelle Fava and directed by Benji Leeks.

She is currently working on the feature film, Blue Grace directed by Dan Andrusiak which will be released 2016. Julia is thrilled to be apart of Song Contest – The Almost Eurovision Experience and would like to thank her friends and family for all their support over the years.

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