I did my first Aerial Silks level 1 class last night with Gabrielle and it was AMAZING! The warm up alone was so filled with so much energy yet it was so fun. I do Lyra, Aerial Yoga and just started Static Trapeze and have always wanted the chance to try traditional Silks but have never had the chance until now. This studio is so CLEAN! First and foremost. Through these times, going to aerial facilities or gyms can be questionable to some, but they really make sure to keep a high level of sanitation everywhere. The instructor was fantastic and worked with everyone individually and as a whole, if they were at different levels she rolled with it and didnt let it mess anyone else up and I loved that. The owner is the sweetest and I would definitely recommend this facility. I can not wait to keep going with Silks!
Juli Garrett has studied all forms of dance for 29 years. At the age of 17 she was selected to travel the United States and Canada with Hoctor's Dance Caravan. While in high school she did several years of student teaching in her hometown studio in Louisa County. Juli has a BFA degree in Dance from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. While in college, she performed with the GMU Dance Company, Captain of the Masonettes, and recently performed in the Alumni Homecoming Dance. She performed on MTV Spring Break in 1996. She received a Presidential Citation from the Governor's School for the Visual and Performing Arts in the summer of 2004. She is the founder and director of her hip-hop company, “FLAVA”, which performs around Richmond and has performed as backup dancers for EMBASSY. Juli enjoys coaching and choreographing for the James River High School Dance Team, “RAPID MOTION”. She has received numerous Choreography and Overall Awards throughout the years. She had the pleasure of starting her teaching journey with the late Alice Dumville which later transitioned to Jessica Morgan School of Dance for 18 years. As she continues to grow as a teacher, dancer, and mentor she is so excited for the journey that SOUL give her to reach out to those that want to learn or continue their growth in dance. BELIEVE!