Jennifer Morley is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Drexel University Dance program and the Creator/Director of both the Drexel Pilates Studio and the 450-hour Drexel Pilates training program. Her foundational background in somatic practices also include both a yoga certification and Pilates certifications from Romana Kryzanowska (Romana’s Pilates) and Karen Carlson (Pineland Pilates).
As the Director of Figments Dance, Jennifer has received multiple choreographic commissions, including setting work on the CitiArts Youth Dance Ensemble (Connecticut), the Community Dance Project in Lansing (Michigan). Figments was commissioned by the YMCA of greater New York to develop school based dance programs and performances for public elementary and middle schools. She spent two years teaching and performing the Figments work in New York and Connecticut.
Jennifer has been presenting her work independently since 2006 with performances in Philadelphia at the Painted Bride, The Community Education Center, the Adrienne Theatre, and the Conwell Dance Theatre, in New York at the Brooklyn Lyceum, the Evolving Arts Theatre (Dance New Amsterdam), St. Marks Church, Peridance Center, and throughout the country at venues including the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford, and Happendance in Michigan.
She has recently completed a two year artist residency at Philadelphia’s Community Education Center and been the recipient of multiple New Stages for Dance grants through Dance USA Philadelphia and the Pew Center for Arts and Culture.
Jennifer’s performance background includes extensive work with Keith Thompson/ danceTactics, Olive Prince Dance, and Deborah Goffe’s Scapegoat Garden. Through danceTactics, Jennifer taught master classes at Duke University and at the American Dance Festival in North Carolina.
Jennifer has an BA in dance from Hofstra University, an MFA in dance from Temple University, and a diploma in dance from Laban Center London.