Meet Our Head Coaches

Julia Alexan

Founder of Flip Inverted Arts Academy (FIAA), and gymnast from United States, Julia has always loved gymnastics since the age of 7. In the states, she practiced gymnastics up to the age of 18 and entered Dance Drill Team where she travelled and competed with the team. Winning first place in the National Miss Drill Team USA competition, it is her passion to continue combining gymnastics and dance until today. She also studied salsa latin dance for over 15 years with the biggest names from Los Angeles and abroad. Picking up yoga, she earned her 200 RYT certificate in India and is now a student at KPJAYI under Sharath Jois. She is one of the first women selected to compete in Egypt's first Ninja Warriors in Arabic competition. She has successfully pushed the boundaries of many who initially thought they could never be flexible or fit or flip. When not at work, she enjoys anything upside down, from handstands to parkour & freerunning to roller coasters.

Ali Youssef

Ali started in gymnastics at Gezira club at the age of 4 and trained with the team for 8 years. After gymnastics he started practicing many sports including parkour with Parkour Egypt and calisthenics. More recently he has begun teaching to share his passion of Parkour, Freerunning and Calisthenics. When he’s not busy training kids, Ali likes to spend his leisure time wind surfing, slack lining and playing squash.

Yehia Youssef

Yehia trained and competed in gymnastics for over 10 years, starting at the age of 7 in Gezira Sporting Club. His favorite apparatus is the parallel bars, in which he won 4 medals: 2 gold and 2 silver in 4 consecutive years. A multi-sport athlete, Yehia made it to the Egyptian National Team for fencing. He completed his degree in construction engineering from Cairo University and is now working as a gymnastics intsructor. He has previously worked at the Little Gym and Leep fitness center and now with Flip Inverted Arts Academy. His favorite gymnastics move is the handstand because he likes to see the world upsidedown.