Nickname: "Rock Chick Sandy"
Occupation: Office Temp
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Audition City: New York
Vocal: 7 years
Dance: 2 years of tap and jazz
Acting: 4 months
FUN FACTS: She is an Aquarius. She is in the Bruce Springsteen tribute band called "BRUCE IN THE USA".
Juliana grew up in a one bedroom apartment with her single mother. Her parents divorced when she was young and her mom moved them to Los Angeles to try to find Juliana commercial work. They moved around a lot and at one point even stayed in one room apartments that were rented out in homes. Eventually her mom bought a home where she still lives to this day. As a child, Juliana wanted to be a marine biologist because she thought it meant she got to swim with dolphins. Juliana loves the outdoors, Paul McCartney music, and enjoys going on little mini-adventures or mini-vacations with her boyfriend, Joe, who she says she is closest to. "He shares my love of music and is always looking to try something new with me." When she gets really excited, Juliana likes to put on some Bon Jovi and jump around her living room.
In the 3rd grade Juliana noticed that she couldn't see very well. She didn't want to wear glasses, though, so she didn't tell anyone until she was in the 7th grade! "My eyes were -725 in both eyes - I was basically legally blind." A couple of years ago after having to wear glasses and contacts for a number of years, she finally had laser eye surgery to correct her vision.
Juliana has been various musicals, but the most unique gig she's ever had has been performing as the "East Coast Patti" with Bruce Springsteen tribute band, Bruce in the USA. Juliana says, "I got my chance to 'be a rock star' and was asked to fill in for a friend who was having a baby and needed time off. I spent about a week learning 20 songs on guitar, tambourine and getting my harmonies down and a few days later I was off to Vegas for my one rehearsal with the band (the day before my first gig at the House of Blues in Chicago)! The gig was a success, and I have been touring as the "East Coast Patti" for the last 2+ years!"
A determined woman, Juliana has found the whole Grease experience to be "exhausting", "wonderful", "tense" and "life-changing." Juliana says she can see herself on a Broadway stage whether it's through this show or something that follows and she's as prepared as she can be.
What genre of movies do you enjoy? Dramas like Closer or Almost Famous.
Favorite TV show(s): Sex & The City, Gilmore Girls, Lost, Desperate Housewives and 24.
Favorite Actor(s): Robert Redford
Favorite Actress(es): Natalie Portman and Bernadette Peters
Favorite Singer(s): Paul McCartney and Gavin DeGraw
Favorite Foods: Sushi, seafood (any kind), peppermint ice cream, Chilean sea bass and dark chocolate-covered strawberries.
Favorite Musical(s): Into the Woods and Les Miserables
Favorite Color: Pink