Julie Goell grew up in Rome where she studied Italian, Bel Canto and Commedia dell’ Arte. As a Physical comedienne in Europe she toured with I Gesti and taught physical comedy skills at L’Istituto per lo Studio Dello Spettacolo where she received teacher certification. Upon returning to the U.S, she acted in the Broadway production of Ghetto.
Julie directs regional and college productions in the comic vein. She recently trained opera singers to play Commedia dell’Arte in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Sarasota Opera and was the Henson Foundation Artist-in-Residence at the University of Connecticut’s Puppet Arts Program.
In addition to teaching, Julie plays bass with the Casco Bay Tummlers klezmer band and tours with her solo show Opening Night Carmen which recently played Diorama Arts in London, garnered rave reviews in Spain, and was the hit of Artists of Tomorrow in New York.
Julie has earned degrees in Theater and Music Performance. She is the 2005 – 2006 Irving Suss Guest Artist at Colby College where she directed The Servant of Two Masters and teaches clown and Commedia dell’Arte.