Dr. Julie Salzano comes from a long line of theatrical performers. The linage goes back to the middle of the 19th century where both sides of the family were musical performers in Rimini, Italy performing Giuseppi Verdi’s operas. Her aunt was a cabaret singer and performed for years in the clubs and theaters in New York City.
Julie was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and began performing at the age of five with her aunt in an Off-Broadway production. She performed in plays all through High School and became a Scene Designer in college.
Julie’s second love is writing. She wrote two plays in High School which were performed in front of Junior High School audience. At college Julie was the editor-in-chief for the INDIVIDUALIST, a literary magazine which won several awards from the Columbia University Teachers College with a doctorate.
From Columbia University’s graduate school, Julie became one of 200 women who entered the 38,000 male Police Department in New York City. Her education brought her to work for the Psychology Unit where she entered a post-doctoral certificate in Psychology, which she taught part-time at Hofstra University and then full-time at New York Institute of Technology, earning distinguished teaching awards.
Julie has been published extensively in her field of Criminal Justice and Psychology but she also writes screenplays and won four writing awards from Houston World Fest Festival and at the Charleston Film Festival. She produced a cable show called “Criminal Justice Today.” She has written and produced three Off Broadway shows and won acclaim for writing from award winning producer Patty Hirsh.
Today Julie has finished two novels, one a mystery and the other a fantasy. She has performed in four Off-Broadway shows and sang at a small venue in Huntington, NY. Currently, she is preparing for a role which she will perform in the spring.
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