Julie has been with Headlong since 2006. She directs, designs and produces spreadsheets, management accounts, wages and settlements to critical acclaim and loves nothing more than a balanced budget. She maintains a low public profile but rare sightings have been recorded at the Headlong HQ. Over the last 20 years her roles have included administrative, management and finance positions for The Customs House South Shields, The Samling Foundation, Arc Stockton, Box Clever Theatre Company and Gecko Theatre Company. All companies have been safe in the knowledge that Julie has no aspirations to perform and indeed, her recurring nightmare is to find herself on stage in front of an audience. She is full of admiration and in awe of those who do.
Her route into theatre was somewhat circuitous. She studied photography, made frocks, dressed windows, recruited blood donors, assessed grants applications, sold stationery and managed a health & fitness club. She was delighted to eventually find her niche in Theatre and loves to work with creative people in general and Headlong people in particular. In this time of ever-reducing budgets, funding cuts and disappearing theatres she feels privileged to be part of such a talented and accomplished company.