For 25 years Julie ran a successful bridal shop while also working freelance on ballet, film, theatre and opera. For the past three years she has concentrated solely on her career in costume work with Northern Ballet and Northern School of Contemporary Dance.
Her previous costume design film work includes Spielberg’s Back to the Future, Elizabeth R, Ken Russell’s Rainbow and Disney’s Jungle Book. TV includes Fat Friends, My Mother’s an Alien, Emmerdale and The Body Farm. Opera work includes Cameron Mackintosh’s Carmen at Earl’s Court, Showboat, The Merry Widow and Carmen for Opera North. Julie’s work on dance includes Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, Feet of Fame and Spirit of the Dance in New York, China and Las Vegas and the world tours and Northern School of Contemporary Dance’s Verve 2011 tour.
She has been involved in all Northern Ballet’s new productions over the past 14 years including the short ballets for young children: Ugly Duckling and Three Little Pigs. Her heart lies in creating costumes that are technically challenging and verge on defying gravity.