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Julie Engelbrecht

Julie has been designing for the theatre for over 35 years. She earned her BA from the University of California, Davis and her MFA from The Ohio State University before joining the faculty of Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts for six years. Her work has been seen on stages coast to coast and including costume and set designs for “Dido and Aeneas”, “The Gifts of St.Nicholas”, “The Dragon of Wantly”, and the “Ordo Virtutum” for the Folger Consort in Washington D.C.; costume designs for “Carmen”, “Il Trovatore”, “Manon”, “Il Pagliacci”, “Madame Butterfly” and “Marriage of Figaro” for Opera San Jose; “Ain’t Nothing But The Blues”, “Once in A Lifetime”, “Amadeus”, and “You Can’t Take It With You” for TheatreWorks; and set designs for OSJ’s “Cenerentola”, “La Voix Humaine” and “Falstaff”. She was the production designer for both costumes and sets with Guggenheim Entertainment and The Retro Dome for “Schoolhouse Rock Live!”, “The MeshugaNutcracker!”, “Shout! The Mod Musical”, “Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters”, “Xanadu”, “The Fantasticks” and “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Julie was honored with Best Costume Design for the Retro Dome’s “Thanks for Playing…The Game Show Show!” by BroadwayWorld.com.   She has taught at UCSC, UNLV, Stanford, West Valley College and currently teaches at Foothill College. She manages Costume Production for Starting Arts and free lances as a costume and scenic designer having just worked with Tony award winning Costume Designer Ann Hould-Ward on the world premiere of “The Prince of Egypt.”

Email: julie@startingarts.com