Julie was born in Leeds. She graduated with a degree in Music and German from Oxford Brookes University, took a PGCE at Goldsmith's University and then an ARCM from the Royal College of Music. She continued her studies of both vocal technique and vocal pedagogy with Janice Chapman and enjoyed a busy career in oratorio and is a sought after soloist for many of the major oratorios including Verdi, Brahms, Mozart Requiems, Carmina Burana, Elijah, Messiah, Beethoven's Mount of Olives, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle and Stabat Mater and Vaughan Williams Benedicite. In April 2013 she was the soprano soloist for the Verdi et al Messa Per Rossini, in its second only UK performance at St. Alban's Abbey.

In 2014 she was introduced to Dame Josephine Barstow who recognised her potential as a dramatic soprano and she began a new chapter in the dramatic roles in opera - winning widespread acclaim with her first outings as Leonore Fidelio (OperaHerts) and Helmwige DieWalk├╝re. (Berwick Festival Opera)

"The Valkyrie girls (Julie Bale, Andrea Baker and Kathy Taylor-Jones) ....stormed the stage with their Ho-Jo-To-Hos.What firepower.What an assault, a glorious racket and a tremendous occasion." (The Herald)

Helmwige, Perth Concert Halls, Conductor Peter Selwyn, with Andrea Baker and Kathy Taylor-Jones
Trio from Der Rosenkavalier with Yvonne Howard and Alison Roddy. Accompanied by Phillip Thomas
Julie with The Manwood Singers