Biography

Justin Valdez

Justine Valdez began her Junior Theatre experience at the age of nine through summer camps and classes. Three years later, she appeared in her first show with Junior Theatre in their original cast of SLEEPING BEAUTY as Cinderella. Justine has been a part of over 10 productions with Junior Theatre. Some of her favorites include BYE BYE BIRDIE, PETER PAN, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, CRAZY FOR YOU and THE WORLD GOES ROUND. While doing productions with Junior Theatre, Justine has performed all throughout the San Diego community including the Coronado School of Arts, San Diego Repertory Theatre, The Old Globe, The Coronado Playhouse, Young Audiences of San Diego, Southwestern College and at professional sporting events as a solo performer singing the National Anthem. Much of her career over the past nine years has been working extremely close with director Bill Virchis and Teatro Mascara Magica. Justine currently lives Los Angeles and in May 2005, she graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts- Hollywood where she took her final student bow as Desiree Armfeldt in Sondeim’s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC. Justine made her theatrical debut in the Los Angeles world-premiere musical as Candi McCallister in ZANNA DON''T! at West Coast Ensemble. The show received three Ovation Award Nominations and three Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards, including Best Ensemble. Recently, she has been working closely with director Tom Robinson at The Glendale Centre Theatre in THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL and as Urleen in FOOTLOOSE. Currently, Justine is a Studio Guide at Universal Studios-Hollywood and gives public and private VIP tours of the Universal’s movie studio lot to hundreds of guests weekly. She also gives tours of the iconic Kodak Theatre- home to The Academy Awards. On top of that, she assists with children’s art classes and gives tours to elementary students at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art. When Justine isn''t giving tours, she is writing and creating her one woman show with the words and songs of Liza Minnelli called JUST…Like Liza. www.myspace.com/justinevaldezrnrnrn