Ms. Bedford was born in Barbados, West Indies before moving to New York City to attend Julia Richman H.S for the performing arts where she studied Cunningham, Graham, Horton, Vaganova Ballet and Fosse techniques. She spent her summers exploring the vibrant dance scene of NYC taking classes at the Ailey School, Pilates Studio with Romana Kryzanowska, Kathy Grant and Gyrotonic at White Cloud Studio.
She later attended SUNY Brockport College graduating with a BA in Dance and a BS in Biomechamics. At Brockport she studied with Garth Fagan renowned choreographer of Broadway’s The Lion King, dance and toured with Garth Fagan Dance Company for 10 years. Juel”s collegiate studies include such pioneering professors, Laban/Feldenkisis with Jackie Davis, Somatic dance with Sondra Farleigh and finally working with Kerry Milan to combine her passion for dance, science and sports into a combined degree of Biomechanics. Her sport conditioning research began with functional strength training of downhill skiers, gymnastics, martial arts and swimmers, receiving her Pilates certification with Physicalmind to integrate Pilates, “dance rehab meets sports mite”.
Juel has over 20 years of experience in the dance, sports and fitness industries, and has become extremely well know for creating curriculums for sport/fitness, dance in Italy, France, Turkey and USA. JPilatesMoves is her company- which multifaceted idea is her understanding of how the human body can strengthen, align and heal itself with poetic beauty as vital meditation in motion.