Julia Locascio is a Chicago bred, New York trained, London based theatre and opera director. She frequently collaborates with composers and writers on new work.

Currently Julia is developing WOMAN ON PAPER, a devised work about Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz that translates O'Keeffe's paintings into body mapped 3D projection, and ADA by Emily Holyoake, a new play about computing visionary Ada Lovelace with music by the all-female electrorock trio Haiku Salut

Julia has overseen large scale productions across the US and UK. In 2017 she staff directed THE KITE RUNNER in the West End and was resident assistant director for the Royal Shakespeare Company's ROME SEASON

As a designer, Julia was the US Costume Assistant on the first US national tour of WAR HORSE and joined the installation team for Punchdrunk's SLEEP NO MORE in New York. In 2018 she designed and performed the live soundscape for Trinity Repertory Theatre's RAGTIME.

She has trained with the TEAM, Witness Relocation, Theater Mitu, Redmoon, Birch Design Studio, and extensively with the SITI Company and Anne Bogart.

BFA NYU Tisch School of the Arts; MFA Birkbeck, University of London with residencies at Drama Centre LondonNottingham Playhouse, Royal & Derngate and the Lyric Hammersmith.

Julia received the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa from Arts Council England.