Sladjana was born in Serbia and began her music journey studying the accordion. She later took up the Flute and studied at the Academy of arts in Novi Sad in Serbia. Having obtained both a BA and MA in flute performance from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, she earned another Masters in Vocal Performance from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, Serbia. She also received an advanced degree in Vocal Performance at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary, studying under Eva Marton.
Sladjana has performed as Marcellina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, as Giorgetta in Puccini’s Il Tabarro, as Suor Angelica in Suor Angelica, as Mimi in La Boheme, and as Senta in Wagner’s Flying Dutchman. From 2010-2012, Sladjana was a featured soprano with the National Theatre Opera Studio in Belgrade, Serbia. In 2011, Sladjana was a finalist in the Grandi Voci International Singing Competition at the Opera im Berg, in Salzburg, Austria. Sladjana is now resident in the US and is married with two children.
Juli received her her Bachelor's Degree in Classical Vocal Performance from the University of Denver and her Master's Degree in Vocal Performance and Literature from Northwestern University where she studied with Sunny Joy Langton and Alan Darling. Juli has appeared as Luisa in The Fantasticks, Minnie Faye in Hello, Dolly!, Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, Adina in L'elisir d'amore, Cobweb in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and most recently as Valencienne in The Merry Widow.
Juli is also a co-Founder and performer for Green Light Vocal Productions, in addition to being lead cantor and choral assistant at Immaculate Conception Parish in Highland Park. She is also on the faculty of the Music Institute of Chicago's Musikgarten program.