About Julian Littleford
Primary Teacher Training:
Julian Littleford Pilates
British born Julian Littleford moved to San Diego to open J.L. Body Conditioning, Inc.
in 1990 after spending eight years in New York City as a principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, where he worked with Mikhail Baryshnikov
and the late Rudolf Nureyev
He is featured in "Who's Who in America" and has performed with Martha Clarke's "Garden of Earthly Delights" and the Toronto Dance Theater in Canada. Julian originally studied the Pilates method in England with Alan Herdman
. He was one of Mr. Herdman's original teachers in his London studio during the late 1970's. In New York, he worked for and trained with Deborah Lessen
at Greene Street Studio.
In 2010, Julian is taking his extensive expertise a step further - he was chosen among a very select few of the top Pilates trainers in the world, first generation Pilates Elders and top Pilates Masters, as a mentor in the new Passing the Torch Mentor Program
by Balanced Body University (BBU). According to BBU, they have "partnered with the best of the best" of Pilates instructors to create a program that would help shape the next generation of leaders in the Pilates community.
He is a founding member of the Physical Mind Institute
in New York City and gold certified through the Pilates Method Alliance. He directs the Pilates training at Pilates de Mexico, in Mexico City and was the Director of Pilates for the San Diego Padres
baseball team. He was the athletic trainer for Cirque du Soleil's Dralion touring show in Southern California. He continues to present and guest teach throughout the world. He is a regular presenter for Balanced Body University "Pilates on tour", "Pilates Method Alliance", "Pilates Style Magazine", and "Dance Teacher" conferences.
He has been featured in numerous regional and international fitness and health magazines, and television shows.