Julie Ann Greif

Last updated

May 1, 2020
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Previously Executive Director with Persistent Theater Productions (2018-2019), Julie Ann played "Agnes" in When We Were Young and Unafraid in Spring 2019 with PTP.  She debuted with PTP in Spring 2018 as "Lady Reveller" in The Basset Table and was named "Notable Performance 2018" in Lavender Magazine. Julie Ann was in the Fringe 2017 in Patriot/Traitor, The One Minute Play Festival (History Theatre), The Bernice Project (Phoenix Theater), The Taming (Theatre Unbound) and The Events (Guthrie).  Julie Ann performs in theatre, opera, musical theater, dance, concert, recital and cabaret. In addition, she is a commercial actor, print model, voice-over talent and award-winning competitive ballroom dancer. She maintains a private voice and bodywork studio in Minneapolis.  Julie Ann has performed with Guthrie Theater, Theatre Unbound, Phoenix Theater, Minnesota Opera, Studio Lirico (Italy), Opera 101, Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Co., Northstar Opera, Sunset Playhouse, Kenwood Orchestra, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Thursday Musical and Dance With Us America, among others.  She was the recipient of a Schubert Club Special Artist Grant and holds an MM in Voice from the University of Minnesota.  She has studied French, Italian, German, Spanish, Latin, Czech and Croatian.


25 years of free-lance work in theater, opera, music theater, dance, concert, recital, cabaret, film, commercial, print and voice-over.

2019 "Agnes" When We Were Young and Unafraid, PTP 2018  "Lady Reveller" The Basset Table, PTP " Colleen" Patriot/Traitor, SPOG Fringe 2017 Lauretta/Sr. Frances"  The Bernice Project, Phoenix Theater 2017 "Pat"  The Taming, Theatre Unbound 2016, "Chorister" The Events, Guthrie Theater 2015, "Paggio" Rigoletto, Mn Opera  "Maria" West Side Story, Sunset Playhouse, "Phyllis" Iolanthe, G&S VLOC, "Lisetta" Il Convito, Studio Lirico, "Isabel" Il Capitan, U of MN, "Bastienne" Bastien & Bastienne, Opera 101, "Marion" Music Man, U of MN,  "Naide" Ariadne auf Naxos, U of MN, "Baby Bird" Juniper Tree, MN Opera, "Laurie" Oklahoma, MKE Players, "Hodel" Fiddler on the Roof, Sunset Playhouse

ENSEMBLE - Guthrie Theater, Minnesota Opera, Northstar Opera, Minnesota Chorale

SOLOIST - Kenwood Orchestra, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Schubert Club, Thursday Musical, Gypsy Mania Jazz

DANCE  Award-winning Latin Ballroom, Standard, Rhythm, Smooth Ballroom at DWUA (Gene Bersten),  Modern at Zenon (Wynn Fricke), Tap at  U of MN (Joe Cvala), Jazz & Ballet at U of MN, Formation Team (Dance With Us America)

FILM/COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL/VIDEO  48-Hour Film Project, Target, MN Dept. of Tourism, Sound 80, Lifetime Fitness, Capella University, Mayo Clinic

PRINT  Optum Health, Best Buy, Minnetonka Moccasin, Macy's, Slumberland, Fingerhut, American Express, Kiran Master, Pulte Homes, Comcast

VOICEOVER/JINGLES Park Nicollet, Health Partners, Rosetta Stone, 3M, Numerica, Capella Univ., CNA Insurance, Tony Bennet

EDUCATION  MM, Voice, Univ. of MN,  BS, Music Therapy, Univ. of MN

SKILLS  Languages: French, Italian, Spanish, German, Latin, Czech, Croatian

OTHER  Alexander Technique, piano, athletically inclined, yoga, seamstress, staging/choreography