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Jennifer Milner

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ABOUT

About

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

AFFILIATIONS

Organizations and Professional Affiliations

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Services

Pilates training

Schedule a private Pilates session

Private coaching

Request private coaching for variations/competitions, college or professional auditions,  or to improve technique

Workshops and
guest teaching

Book Jennifer for your studio or company,

or take one of her public workshops

CLASSES

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

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ORGANIZATIONS
NEWS AND EVENTS

News and Events

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Join me in Arizona!

The Dance Mix dance convention

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I'll be in Scottsdale, Arizona for this three-day summer dance event! Dr. Linda Bluestein and I will be on hand to discuss issues prevalent in hypermobile dancers. I'll be chatting with parents and dance educators on how to safely incorporate dance science into the classroom and onstage. 

I'll be part of an amazing panel that will talk with parents about navigating your child through the dance world, and hanging out at the Doctors for Dancers table, available to answer questions the entire week.

Keep your eyes peeled - I may even be teaching an dance class!

Sign up for this one-of-a-kind intensive and be sure to say hi!

Take an enhancement webinar

Pilates and Hypermobility
Foundation and Mat work

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August 19, I'll be teaching a two-hour webinar on hypermobility and Pilates. We'll discuss the link between hypermobility and scoliosis, break down what hypermobility is - and isn't - and go over common hypermobility issues to address in a Pilates session. 

If you are going to understand scoliosis, you need to understand hypermobility.

My popular workshop will now be virtual!

Hypermobility, Flexibility and Strength workshop

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A one-day online workshop equipping

dance movement specialists to work effectively

with hypermobile dancers. We will dive deep into hypermobility, exploring topics such as:

  • Hypermobility 101: What are the different types of hypermobility? How does it affect the body? 

  • Flexibility: Is flexibility different from hypermobility? How do we safely train a hypermobile dancer's end range? 

  • Training needs: What are common areas of weakness or compensatory strategies in the hypermobile dancer? 

  • Contraindications: Are there exercises or positions to avoid? 

  • Exercises: What type of exercises are particularly useful for the hypermobile dancer?

Plus learn from special guest expert Dr. Linda Bluestein, the Hypermobility MD!

Sunday, September 15, 2024   12-5 p.m. CST

$197 early bird/$237 regular registration

TESTIMONIALS

"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

917-689-7240

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