Victoria Ashford-Smit

As a former ballet and contemporary dancer who began dancing at the age of five, Victoria brings to En-Core a unique understanding of the body and what it’s truly capable of. With this bigger picture in mind, she’ll get the best out of you in a way that few other fitness instructors could.

Victoria’s successful dance career has included being part of the Johannesburg Youth Ballet, gaining an Advanced Certificate with the Royal Academy of Dancing, and matriculating from the National School of Arts with Distinction in Dance (Ballet, Contemporary, and Spanish). She also has her National Ballet Teaching Diploma and has performed professionally with PACT Dance Company.

After a brief diversion into advertising, Victoria followed her greatest passion – movement of the body – and in 2006 established her own Pilates studio. From here, she launched En-Core in 2011. Victoria takes a holistic interest in health and is also passionate about the role that nutrition, emotional wellbeing and stress release plays in people’s lives.

At the end of the day, there’s no better stress release than having fun! Victoria’s cheerful attitude and her passion for what she does shine through in every single class she takes. As a cutting-edge Pilates and Barre teacher, her clients love her because she motivates them and builds their confidence – making them feel good about themselves every time they leave the studio.


  • Advanced Certificate RAD Ballet
  • Ballet Teaching Diploma
  • Trifocus Pilates - Fully Comprehensive Course
  • Pilates Here Pilates - Fully Comprehensive Course