Julia is a Canadian actor, singer, dancer and environmental advocate.
She has performed on stages across North America, including three companies of the Tony award winning hit Kinky Boots The Musical-- on Broadway, the 1st National Tour, and the original Canadian cast. She has had the pleasure of leading shows on some of Canada’s most prestigious stages: starring as Val Clark in The Stratford Festival's A Chorus Line, as Persephone in the North American premiere of Mythic, Doralee Rhodes in Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 at the Citadel theatre, and alternating the role of Dorothy Gale on the 1st National tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz. Currently you can spot Julia starring as Casey in Mayfield Theatre's First Date, followed by Musical Stage Co.'s highly anticipated world premiere of Kelly v Kelly. This summer you can catch Julia heading back to the Price & Son's factory as Nicola in Drayton Entertainment's Kinky Boots.
Her stage career intertwines with her climate activism, as she is the co-founder and executive director of the Canadian Green Alliance, the national not-for-profit dedicated to bridging the gap between theatre and sustainability.
"In a brilliantly self-aware performance McLellan delivers this sexist material while commenting ironically on it: she sees the patriarchy for what it is and is beating it at its own game. McLellan is (pardon the expression) the full package: a great singer, dancer and actor who justly earned the biggest cheer from the opening-night crowd."
"Julia McLellan's Persephone, had just the right amount of spunk and spirited rebelliousness, with a great big voice that reaches the heavens."
Karen Fricker, The Toronto Star
"Just like the ray-of-sunshine Parton, Julia McLellan is fantastic as Dora-Lee... McLellan is a dynamite singer and wonderful as the iconic Dora-Lee--bringing toughness and tenderness together in a great performance...McLellan feels like the joyful guiding force of the trio--as much a ray of sunshine in her performance as Dolly herself.
Lucy Haines, Alberta Prime Times