Julia Hales

JULIA HALES is an award winning actor and creative theatre maker with Down Syndrome living in Perth.

Julia was a co creator and performer in You Know We Belong Together co-commissioned by Perth Festival, Black Swan State Theatre Company and DADAA, it premiered at the Perth Festival in 2018 and then toured to London’s South Bank Centre, the Edinburgh International Festival, and Sydney Opera House in 2022.

Other performance work includes; DADAA, PICA, Hydra Poesis, The Blue Room Theatre, ABC radio, KCAT in Callan Ireland, Sensorium, SPRUNG! and in 2020 she hosted THE UPSIDE for the ABC’s Catalyst. 

As a passionate advocate and leader in the arts, Julia wants to share as many disabled voices with the world as possible. “I want audiences to hear people with disability and what they want, to really listen to their life experiences.”

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