Julia Guichard

Julia GuichardProfessor of Theatre
Chair & Chief Departmental Advisor

202 Center for Performing Arts (513) 529-1283

Julia has been teaching at Miami University since 1998. She holds a BFA in Acting from the Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University in Chicago and an MFA in Acting from The Pennsylvania State University.

She is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, holding certificates from The Performance School and Alexander Technique International. As a guest artist, she has taught the Technique in the BFA acting programs at Carnegie Mellon, the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music and others.  She has worked as a movement and vocal coach for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati and others.

Julia is an active member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, and a VASTA Fellow.  She has served as the Production Editor and Associate Editor for the Voice & Speech Review, a professional journal presented by VASTA. Her research focuses on improving pedagogy through the innovative use of writing, technology, and assessment in the performance studio.  Publications include articles in Theatre Topics and The Voice and Speech Review. Her online learning objects for voice instruction may be found at www.merlot.org.

At Miami, she teaches classes in acting, voice, speech, script analysis and Alexander Technique. She serves as vocal coach for the Miami University Theatre production season.