Originally from New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley, Karlee moved to Philadelphia to study dance at Drexel University. While dancing and teaching Pilates, she also teaches dance to children at a number of facilities spanning from Philadelphia to Swarthmore. Outside of the studios, Karlee enjoys spending time with her family and crafting. Karlee completed her certification through the Drexel Pilates Training Program in the spring of 2012 under Jennifer Morley.
Karlee loves teaching group classes that work the body, mind and soul thoroughly. In addition to group classes, Karlee cultivates specialized duet and private sessions that address the clients every need.
As a dancer since the age of 4, she initially became interested in Pilates as a reliable cross-training practice to support her dance endeavors. Her genuine love for movement and the mind-body connection only enhanced her experiences with Pilates, both as a teacherand practitioner.
She hopes to share her practice and understanding with others who are also looking for support through cross-training.
In 2013, Julie returned to Philadelphia, and completed Core Mat I and II Certification in Power Pilates at Urban Front Pilates. Julie teaches primarily mat classes, with a focus on creating challenging, fitness-building sequences, with a Classical foundation.
Outside of Pilates, Julie is the director of a research nonprofit at Penn School of Design. She has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University, and a Masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania.