Julie Thompson

Julie Thompson
Titles and Organizations

Adjunct Faculty, Arts Management, CVPA
Executive Director of Center for the Arts, CVPA

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-8874
Campus: Fairfax
Building: College Hall
Room C206
Mail Stop: MSN: 4C1


Julie Thompson, Executive Director of the Center for the Arts at George Mason University, joined the university more than fifteen years ago after a career as a professional stage manager in regional theater and opera, including long-term residencies at Minnesota Opera, Washington Opera at the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap Opera, and Center Stage in Baltimore. At the university, she is responsible for the overall management of a multi-venue arts complex including a 2,000 seat Concert Hall, a 450-seat proscenium theatre, and several smaller “black-box” performance studio spaces, all of which serve the educational, professional, and community enrichment missions of the College of Visual and Performing Arts.  Julie also teaches in the graduate Arts Management program.  She holds a degree in theatre from Lawrence University.  


  • BA, Theater and Drama, Lawrence University