Julia was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and started practicing Pilates in 2008. She graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2010 with a BA in Human Movement Science. She certified with BASI as a Mat teacher as part of her degree.
Having fallen in love with Pilates and all forms of movement in general, Julia decided to further her career with BASI, undertaking the Comprehensive course under the guidance of Theo Botha.
After working as a BASI instructor in South Africa for 4 years, Julia moved to the UK in 2014 and began teaching at the BASI UK headquarters in London under Lisa Lamberti.
Julia is a firm believer in the benefits of continued education to one's practice and teaching. To further develop her knowledge, she has enrolled in a graduate practitioner's programme in ART (Active Release Technique) for 2017.