» Jennie Morton

College of Performing Arts; Department of Dance
Jennie Morton
Office Location:
Partridge Dance Center

Jennie began her career as a classical Ballet dancer becoming a soloist and then Company Repetiteur for Ballet Creations of London. She then moved into musical theatre, performing on tour and in the West End for many years. She has made several film and TV appearances and was the lead singer with a top UK Big Band for 10 years. She is also an Osteopath specialising in the treatment of all performing artists and worked at The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) clinic in London (UK) for 10 years. Now based in the US, she also works as a dance teacher and performance coach for actors, singers, dancers and musicians using her unique blend of scientific and technical knowledge to enhance and optimize performance skills.  Jennie has been teaching dance for many years and has been guest faculty at several major UK dance colleges as well as being the co-owner of the Julie Morton School of Dancing. She is a founding faculty member of the Wells Ballet Courses with Dancers of the Royal Ballet and has coached dancers from many major companies including The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, The Mariinsky Ballet and New York City Ballet as well as students of all levels.

Jennie is dedicated to the provision of education on the subject of healthy practice in the performing arts and provides lectures and workshops internationally for performers, teachers and medical professionals on the subject of injury prevention and management. She is an Honorary Lecturer for the MSc in Performing Arts Medicine at University College London for which she compiled the Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular Injury module. She is a Board Member and Chair of Membership for the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) and sits on the Education and Training Advisory Group for BAPAM. She is the founder of www.healthyperformers.com.

International speaking engagements include The Australian Society for Performing Arts Health Conference 2012 in Sydney, the PAMA Regional Meeting 2013/14/15 in Toronto, The Hypermobility Symposium 2013 at the University of Hertfordshire, the PAMA Annual Symposium 2013/14/15 in Aspen, Colorado, The International Dance Teachers Conference 2012/13/14 in London, The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, the Voice Foundation Conference 2014/15 in Philadelphia, The University of South Florida 2014/15, The Music Teachers National Association Conference 2015 in Las Vegas and the Musical Theatre Educators Alliance Conference 2015 in NYC. She is the co-founder of the One Voice Center for Integrative Studies in New York running a certificate course in integrative techniques for voice and dance.

Published works include an article on dance injuries entitled “The Virtuoso Foot” for the medical journal Clinical Rheumatology, “Voice and Dance Technique Integration for Musical Theatre - Triple Threat or Double Trouble?” for the VASTA Voice and Speech Review Journal, “Osteopathy In The Arts” for The Osteopath journal, “The Hazards of the Musical Theatre Workplace” and “The Integration of Voice and Dance Techniques in Musical Theatre” for Medical Problems of Performing Artists, a series of articles on drumming technique and injury risk published in Rhythm magazine in 2011, and “Osteopathy For Singers” for iSing Magazine.

Her book The Authentic Performer: Wearing A Mask And The Effect On Health was published in May 2015.