Julia was born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA. Her passion for dance and movement brought her to University of California, Irvine where she completed her BFA in Dance Performance in 2017 and began dancing professionally with the Walt Disney Company. While dancing, she was introduced to Pilates as a form of cross training for her movement studies. Shortly after graduation, she completed her Pilates certification through Diane Diefenderfer’s Studio du Corps of Orange County.
Through her certification process she continued to build her interest in exercise physiology, injury prevention, and connecting movement with wellness. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of California, San Francisco in 2023 and is currently working as an orthopedic physical therapist in Santa Barbara. Julia is excited to be able to continue to share her love for Pilates with the Grass Roots community and empower others through movement!