Born and brought up in Britain, she moved to Austria in 1972 to become an Austrian ski teacher. She worked her way to become fluent in German as a waitress, and then became a dental assistant. She started a family, and her 2 children joined ballet classes. This is when Julie officially became a "ballet mom"!
Julie currently works on the lighting along with the sound technician Thom Clower during the Tanzsommer shows.