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Jennifer Milner


Bodies In:Motion



Jennifer Milner is a certified Pilates trainer specializing in dancers and post-injury recoveries.  As a classical ballet dancer, Jennifer danced with several companies across the country, then moved to New York for musical theatre.  After a knee injury ended a successful performing career, Jennifer became determined to use her experiences to help other dancers and performers. She became certified in the Pilates method of exercise, graduating from the Kane School of Core Integration under the renowned Kelly Kane and immersed herself in the world of dance rehabilitation as the on-site Pilates trainer for Westside Dance Physical Therapy (the official physical therapists for New York City Ballet and SAB), quickly developing a reputation as a knowledgeable, thoughtful, and compassionate trainer.

Jennifer has trained a wide variety of clients, from young dancers and gymnasts to Olympic medalists, Oscar winners, and world-famous dancers from New York City Ballet, the Kirov Ballet, ABT, San Francisco Ballet, Royal Ballet, and more.  Jennifer mentored under the dance medicine pioneer Marika Molnar and earned a Certificate in Dance Rehabilitation Training through Ms. Molnar. Jennifer is certified in Mari-Jose Blom’s Smart Spine techniques, has studied with Erik Franklin,  and is well-versed in anatomy and physiology and a number of adjunct rehabilitation and training methods.


Since moving to Dallas, Jennifer has continued to work with pre- and professional dancers from the area and often has clients fly in from all over the country for sessions. Jennifer's experiences and training give her a unique insight and perspective on getting and maintaining a strong, healthy body at peak performance level.  Jennifer is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science.  Read More


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Jennifer Milner has collaborated with and taught for many organizations, including:

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Livestream on March 3!

Autism in Dance: Continuing the Conversation

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Neurodivergency is estimated to be highly prevalent in the dance world. 

Last year, Jennifer and Maddie Milner sat down on IG live and discussed one aspect of this - autism. As a diagnosed autist, Maddie has been an outspoken advocate for neurodivergency support in the arts. 

We’ve had so many people continue to reach out to us with questions that we’re scheduling a second livestream!


Please join us Sunday, March 3 at 12 p.m. central time on either of our IG streams! If you have questions - as a neurodivergent dancer, or as a teacher, or as a parent of a neurodivergent dancer - please feel free to submit them in advance!

Please join us as we continue the conversation!


New virtual course!

Pilates for the Hypermobile Population

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Working with hypermobile clients can be daunting as a Pilates instructor. But the prevalence of joint hypermobility in the general population means you've likely got multiple clients with this issue. 

How do you work safely through a range of motion? 

What exercises may be contraindicated for this population?

What areas may need to be strengthened?

We'll talk through all this and so much more!

PLUS, Dr. Linda Bluestein, MD will lend her expertise and walk us through common issues with the hypermobile population and how they might affect a movement session.

Sunday, May 5, 2024 online only!


New DMEI course!

Refining Plié and Relevé

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Join me and DMEI founder Andrea Zujko for the third in our Refining Series, focused on the essential movements of Plié and Relevé.


Comprising two of the fundamental building blocks in ballet, the ability to bend the knees and rise onto the balls of the feet are movements that both the novice and the professional utilize to build and maintain strength, flexibility, and balance.

While basic, the movements of plié and relevé are far from trivial and are often plagued by compensations. These can be readily seen in various movement patterns that illustrate insufficient control of lumbopelvic alignment, hip external rotator and abductor recruitment and foot and ankle stability. 

Join us for a two-day virtual workshop focused on analyzing and optimizing the quality of execution and timing of these two foundational movements.


"Jennifer has been one of the most important people on my journey. She has helped me set goals, tackle weaknesses, and gain the strength needed to build proper technique. More importantly, she has served as one of my most trusted mentors. Her sound advice comes from a place of experience, love, and in the best interest of the dancer.  I have learned how to use and trust my voice and make well-informed decisions about my next steps with her guidance and support.  She has helped not only to shape and strengthen my body, but my mind too.  I am incredibly lucky to have Jennifer as my pilates instructor, dance whisperer, mentor, and now my friend."


Caroline Love
Cincinatti Ballet trainee

Jennifer is a valuable resource for both dancers looking to recover from an injury as well as performers striving to fine-tune their instrument and move to the next level.

Marika Molnar, dance medicine pioneer and founder of Westside Dance Physical Therapy

Get In Touch

Have questions? Want to book an appointment? Drop me a line!

PO Box 152, Allen TX 75002


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