Senior Instructor – Aerial Yoga, Dance Trapeze, Fabrics, Rope
Repertory Company Member
Julie Phillips teaches trapeze, fabrics and aerial yoga classes at Canopy. In her “day” job, she teaches Pilates mat and yoga classes, and is a Yamuna Body Rolling practitioner — a therapeutic body work that’s a cross between yoga and massage — at Studio in the Leathers Building. (For more info visit www.juliephillipsbodywork.com) She first began trapeze classes in 2000, when Canopy founder (and her mentor) Susan Murphy was teaching community classes in UGA’s dance department. Over the years, she’s performed on static and dance trapeze, silks, sling, Spanish web, rope, and a variety of metal apparatus, and loves the opportunity Canopy allows in exploring and inventing aerial work. More than that, she finds the community that exists within Canopy a family away from her home in Virginia, and loves teaching and sharing aerial arts with students as much as she enjoys performing. She lives in Watkinsville with her husband, composer and classical musician Kyle Dawkins, of the Georgia Guitar Quartet, and their three delightful cats.