Julie is the founder of Vertical Vixen®, co-founder of the Pole Sports Federation of South Africa and owner of the brand Aerial Yoga.
Julie started her career in fitness in 2005. On returning from the UK she signed up for pole dance and Bikram yoga classes hoping to shed some unwanted weight gained during her travels. 8 Years later, she is still hooked. She found her passion in pole dance, aerial yoga, and fitness. In 2011 Julie decided to turn her passion into a full time endeavour.
This year she travelled to the IPSF World Pole Sports Championships as a coach to South Africa’s first ever Junior athlete, Kyra Ayling, who placed 7th in the World! She is a certified IPSF Judge and has judged on many panels.
Julie was the winner of APAC 2016 Professional Art Division, she also took 1st place in the Pole Classique division of Pole Theatre South Africa 2015.
Julie is committed to sharing her passion for dance with her students, and states that her most satisfying moments as an instructor include watching the transformation her students undergo as they become more confident, more self-assured and happier within their bodies.