Julia Sunay was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta Canada, where she completed her classical music training with the Royal Conservatory of Music and continued to refine her skills in other various musical styles including Broadway, jazz, opera and folk.
Julia has performed as a pianist and accompanist for over fifteen year. Accompanying mainly vocalists, she has worked alongside pit orchestras, ballet dancers, choirs, instrumentalists and big bands.
Over the years, Julia developed a strong passion for musical theatre and chose to make it her career choice. Training in all three disciplines of acting, dance and singing, she graduated from Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta in 2005 with a diploma in Musical Theatre. Since then, Julia has worked passionately as a performer, pianist and vocal coach. In 2007, she made her summer stock debut in the United States, performing with The Brewery Follies in Virginia City, Montana. Shortly after, she continued her work at the NASA Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral, Florida, where she performed several roles in Mad Mission to Mars and Star Trek Live. In late 2015, Julia joined Celebrity Cruise Lines, where she spent the majority of the winter performing and touring all across South America and the Antarctica.
Currently based out of Toronto, Julia loves to share her knowledge of music, working with students privately and vocal coaching for programs at the Royal Conservatory of Music and Rosedale School of the Performing Arts. She has worked as a vocal director for Arts Express for over five years and has musical directed over fifteen productions for their Broadway Creations program.
This is Julia’s second summer at the National Music Camp and she is thrilled to share her passion and excitement with students.