Julie Kaanapu works with camp director Corine Lewis on our cheerleading camps. Julie was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon. Her career as a cheerleader, dancer and choreographer started at a very young age.
Julie cheered at Willamette High School for four years and was a captain for 3 years, starting as a sophomore. She led her team to two state titles, was a 4 year UCA All Star cheerleader, OSAA State All Star cheerleader. She was also named MVP and Best Dancer by her teammates. Julie was hired by Universal Cheerleaders Association for 5 years and quickly became a head instructor, private camp choreographer, judge and coaches' workshop instructor. During the same time Julie also made the prestigious University of Oregon's cheerleading team. She served 4 years with the U of O, was a dance captain for 3 years and led her team in a stellar performance in both the Rose Parade and a 30-minute Disneyland stage performance. Her past experience also consists of being a nationally competitive High School head coach, former choreographer of R&B/Hip Hop recording artist, Hip Hop dance instructor, and choreographer for many high school and colleges in the Pacific Northwest.
Currently, Julie is AACCA Certified and an OCCA Certified Performance and Audio Judge for OSAA State Cheerleading Championships for the past 9 years. She is also a choreographer and judge for the University of Oregon cheerleading team which took 2nd place at USA Nationals in the All Star Hip Hop division for the first year competing in a dance category. Julie also loves working as a mortgage consultant at Western Mortgage Brokers in Eugene and spending time with her family.