Speakers Profile - Julia Zemiro

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Julia is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (1993) as well as a trained Improviser (Theatre Sports Inc/Flying Pig Theatre Co 1988-93).

Arguably best known for her work as host of the SBS hit TV program RocKwiz, now in its 12th series, Julia's theatre, film and television work spans all genres from drama to comedy, improv to hosting and more.

Julia's most recent television work includes Julia Zemiro's Home Delivery, QI (with Stephen Fry and Alan Davies), The Agony of Life, An Accidental Soldier, hosting RocKwiz (series 12), Conspiracy 365, Lowdown , Eurovision Song Contest (co-host with Sam Pang) and The Heart of Eurovision.

Julia has also appeared on Randlings, Thank God You're Here, Salam Cafe, It Takes Two, co- hosted What A Year with Bert Newton, taken out the title of Australia's Brainiest TV Star, Good News Week and Totally Full Frontal (writer/performer).

Julia's theatre performances include touring with the Bell Shakespeare Company, Eurobeat for the International Comedy Festival, Love Song for the MTC, Two for the Road; the Music of Movie Maestro Henry Mancini for Adelaide Festival Centre Trust, Goodbye Vaudeville Charlie Mudd for Malthouse Theatre and seasons of improv gem; Spontaneous Broadway in Sydney, Perth and various regional centres in Victoria. The improv masterpiece Pull My Focus, Pictures of You Live for the 2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and QI Live with Stephen Fry and Alan Davies.
Julia performed the world premiere of Julia Zemiro's Comfort Zone for the Adelaide Arts Festival (2010) and took RocKwiz on the road for a first national tour. RocKwiz Live enters its fifth touring season in 2014.

For her work in independent/fringe theatre productions True Adventures of a Soul Lost At Sea and Macbeth Julia earned Green Room Award nominations for Best Actress. Julia has also twice been awarded Best Actress at Tropfest for short film lead roles in The Extra and Muffled Love.

Julia also works as a corporate host and MC, an area in which she is in constant demand. She has hosted charity events, corporate conferences and awards evenings including the APRA Awards, AFI Awards, the IF Awards, The Helpmann Awards, Aria Hall of Fame. The Australian Directors Guild Awards and The Green Room Awards.
Julia's writing contributions include guest articles for numerous press and magazine publications.