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Teacher Biog

Julia Hart (nee Barbone) trained in dance at The Central School of Ballet, London. She went on to join the Scottish Ballet and performed with them in many full length classical ballets as well as numerous shorter contemporary and dramatic pieces, touring both in the UK and internationally. After retiring from professional dance Julia took a B.A(hons) in Visual Communication and worked in London as a web designer for a few years.

Living in California (2009-12) gave her the unique opportunity to study with Body Arts and Science International (BASI Pilates®) and return to the field of 'movement'. The BASI Comprehensive Teacher Training program is a rigorous and demanding program of academic study, practice, apprenticeship and observation - encompassing the full range of Pilates apparatus.

Julia regularly attends workshops in London by world renown teachers such as Alan Herdman, Lolita San Miguel and Michele Larsson. During 2015/16 she participated in New York based Shari Berkowitz's 18 month Teacher Intensives Program (in London), which focused on applying modern biomechanics and functional anatomy to the Classical Pilates method. In both September 2017 and March 2018 she was fortunate to attend two seperate five day intensives with Madeline Black who is a distinguished international educator in movement and exercise education.

She has 3 children; Sofie 13, Aiden 11 and Robyn 8.

Teaching Qualifications and CPD

BASI Pilates® is a leading Pilates education academy, with a reputation for innovation, dedication and academic excellence.