Julia Halfyard has delighted audiences across Canada, in theatres, concert halls and cabarets, with music ranging from classical to contemporary, and in contexts from the ridiculous to the sublime. In 2015 Julia was a member of the cast in the world premiere of the Alan Menken / David Spenser musical “The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz” at the Segal Centre in Montreal. The Cast Album for this musical was release on December 2016 and quickly made the top ten musical theatre albums of the year on the London Theatre Co.uk website. She played the mother in the acclaimed commemoration video, “Sing You Home” with the Ennis Sister and Shallaway Youth Chorus. She has worked with a variety of theatre companies throughout Canada including The Sunshine Festival, The Charlottetown Festival, Spirit of Newfoundland, TaDa Events, Stephenville Festival, Artistic Fraud, Atlantic Light Theatre, and has been a featured soloist with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra.
In her other professional life, Julia works with Student Life at Memorial University, and also leads the popular Instant Choir with Festival 500 – Growing the Voices. She is pursuing the study of music and community in a PhD program at Memorial University most importantly she is a proud mom to young Estelle and Seth who are always singing, dancing, and acting up.