Julie Gieseke is a performance artist and writer from San Francisco. Her autobiographical work, notable for being both moving and funny, has been performed internationally. She has been featured at Frigid New York Festival, International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, San Francisco Solo Performance Festival,, Vancouver Fringe Festival, Cincinnati Fringe Festival, and the Toronto Soulo Festival.
Julie studied solo performance with Martha Rynberg, Tanya Taylor Rubinstein, Ann Randolph and Tracey Erin Smith and is working in collaboration with Nina Wise on her current shows.
Julie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts and Film and Video Production from UC Santa Cruz. Julie went on to earn a Masters in Organizational Management and Development from Fielding Graduate University. In addition to working as a performer, Julie coaches and consults individuals and corporations in storytelling, creativity, and strategic visioning. Her clients include, Facebook, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Apple, Stanford, the University of California, and Cal State University.
Julie has an avid and loyal following for her no-holds-barred, hilarious, courageous authenticity.