Julie Stevens began performing at age nine when she was cast as one of the orphans in the in the hit Broadway musical, ANNIE. She played the role of Pepper in the final cast when ANNIE closed on Broadway after 2,377 performances.
Julie went on to earn a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and received a Masters Degree in Education from Bank Street College. She has been an on-set Studio Teacher/Welfare Worker for professional children working film and television for over 20 years. She currently serves on the Board of IATSE Local 884, the Studio Teacher’s Union. Julie is a longtime advocate of child performers and is passionate about ensuring that they all receive a quality education while working professionally.
Julie co-directed/produced the film, LIFE AFTER TOMORROW, a documentary feature that takes a candid look at the pluses and perils of growing up on Broadway. The film was an Official Selection at over 10 prestigious U.S. film festivals, winning Best Documentary and Best Directing Awards at the 2006 Phoenix Film Festival. LIFE AFTER TOMORROW was featured on the television news show, “20/20” as well as in a full-page article in the New York Times Arts. Julie was one of 20 filmmakers selected for an international cultural exchange program, AFI Project: 20/20. She traveled all over the U.S. and to Kuwait to screen LIFE AFTER TOMORROW as part of the first American Film Festival. She also served on the Arts on Radio and Television panel of the National Endowment For The Arts, judging grant applications.
Julie combined her acting and teaching skills, along with an entrepreneurial spirit, to create a motivational deck of cards and smart phone app for performing artists, called ACTING OUTSIDE THE BOX, currently available in the itunes store.
In 2004, Julie opened a talent management company, working exclusively with child actors. Her clients appear regularly in film, television, voiceovers, and theatre.
Julie is a longtime member of SAG- AFTRA, Actor’s Equity Association, IATSE Local 884 and the DGA.