Julie-Kate Cooper has been writing for CVNC since the fall of 2010. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Meredith College in 2012 with a B.A. in Theatre and a K-12 teaching license.
At Meredith, Julie-Kate was President of the student organization, Extra Theatre Company, and a member of Alpha Psi Omega, the National Honorary Theatre Society. She worked on productions with local companies and youth theatre companies, while also performing and designing as a student at Meredith. She was nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting Award for her senior capstone role as Prospera in an adaptation of The Tempest and the Barbizon Costume Design Award for her design for Intimate Apparel.
After college she worked in Arts Administration and assistant directing for Lexington Children’s Theatre in Kentucky. Happy to return home, she is now the Managing Director for a local non-profit theatre company in Raleigh and began teaching at a local high school in the fall of 2013.
Julie-Kate is a Goodman Fellow through Leadership Triangle College Edition 2010 and is an advocate for education and the arts.