Julia Bothun grew up surrounded by performers (she is the daughter of Tricia Manuel, after all), so it’s no surprise that she should take to clowning like a duck to water. With a childhood steeped in circus lore, Julia worked hard to discover her own voice and character. She developed a love for playing music and singing as well as clowning. After high school, Julia toured with Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus for three years. Not one to stay inactive for long, she now assists her mother with curriculum planning, gag writing, clown conventions, and working with the local clown club.