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Julie A. Hennrikus


Julie began her arts management career in small commercial theaters in Boston as a Box Office Assistant and House Manager for Little Shop of Horrors and Ian McKellen’s Acting Shakespeare at the Charles Playhouse, Company Manager of A...My Name is Alice at the Next Move Theater and Box Office Manager of Nunsense at the Charles Playhouse. She worked in several exhibition box offices at the Museum of Fine Arts (including RenoirMummies and Magic and Helga). In 1990 she oversaw the box office set up and operations for Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment at the ICA.

In 1991 she was hired by Harvard University to create a box office for Sanders Theatre, an 1166 seat concert hall in Memorial Hall. After a renovation of Memorial Hall she was promoted to Program Manager, scheduling Sanders Theatre, Annenberg Hall, Lowell Hall and 16 other spaces. She continued to oversee the box office operations, which was renamed the Harvard Box Office, and tickets most student events on campus.


In 2004, Julie became the General Manager and Director of Marketing for Emerson Stage, the production arm of the Department of Performing Arts of Emerson College. While at Emerson, she taught various arts management classes. She continues to teach classes at Emerson College as an adjunct professor.

Julie is a published mystery writer. She writes the Clock Shop Mystery series under the name Julianne Holmes and the Theater Cop series as J.A. Hennrikus. She is on the board of Sisters in Crime, and a member of Mystery Writers of America and the New England chapter of Sisters in Crime.


She has a BS from Boston University in Mass Communication, a Graduate Certificate in Management from Radcliffe College and a Masters of Liberal Arts in the area of English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University.

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