Julia Harnett
Actor, Dancer, Singer
CAEA | UBCP | ACTRA | SAG-AFTRA
“The things we discover for ourselves, are the most important”
– Pina Bausch

Julia is a dynamic triple threat who began performing at the age of four. Born in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, Julia began her dance training in ballet (RAD), later adding jazz, highland, and contemporary. Julia was involved heavily in the drama department of her high school as well as in the community, and appeared in principal roles of regional performances of West Side Story, The Nutcracker, and In the Heights (Arts Club, Vancouver).

Upon high school graduation, Julia travelled to Osaka, Japan to further her studies in ballet and choreography. It was during this time, that she was offered dancer positions on both Disney and Carnival Cruise Lines. After a six month contract of performing at sea, Julia pursued her post secondary education at Ryerson University and The University of Calgary. Julia’s love for travel also allowed her to train extensively in Beijing, New York, Los Angeles, Jackson, Mississippi, and Toronto.

Always yearning to try new things, Julia ventured into the world of ballroom dance, and has since been an avid competitor in the International Latin Championship level circuit both in Canada and the United States. “Ballroom has taught me a deeper understanding of the connection between two individuals. The synchronization of body rhythms and the reliance of a balanced connection is something artists of all dance styles can benefit from.”

​It wasn’t long before the television and film industry started calling her name. Always the saleswoman, Julia started booking national commercial principal spots for Glade, Hershey’s, Scotiabank, Lexus, Party City, Del Taco, and Time Warner Cable. Through these opportunities, Julia discovered a love for being in front of the camera, and began booking principal and supporting roles in the television series, Once Upon A Time, Psych, and Minority Report. Julia also delved into the independent film industry, booking her favourite role to date, the lead in the directorial debut of Jesse L. Martin, and Rick Cosnett’s, The Letter Carrier.

​Now residing in Brooklyn, New York, Julia continues to focus on training her “musical-theatre” muscles, along with dabbling in choreography, directing, and producing her own work. 2018 has been a busy year thus far, with tv series bookings (Valley of The Boom(NAT. GEO), Frankie Drake Mysteries(BBC/CBC)), film bookings (Simon Says- dir. Charlotte Benbeniste), musical theatre bookings (BCEFA Easter Bonnet- A Chorus Line Opening, Promises, Promises -50th Anniversary Concert, The Actor’s Fund- “Latin Suite”/Maria Torres, and working as a latin/partnering consultant to director/choreographer Joshua Bergasse on the Off Broadway revival of Smokey Joes Cafe)), and choreography bookings (Frankie Drake Mysteries (multiple episodes), and Jett (HBO) (resident choreographer).