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Faculty

Jen Bleier


Biography

Jen Bleier is a somatic educator specializing in Pilates, GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® modalities as well as international theatre teaching artist. In private practice since 2006, Jen holds Pilates certifications from the Kane School of Core Integration (now Kinected) and Ellie Herman Studios. She holds kettle bell level 1 certification and incorporates functional movement and dynamic postural strategies. Bleier is both an instructor and a pre-trainer in the Gyrokinesis and Gyrotonic modalities and has advanced certification in Gyrotonic specialized equipment and therapeutic applications.

She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan with and concentration in Children’s Studies and a Master’s in Applied Theatre from the City University of New York. Her teaching pedagogy is student-centered and experiential—honoring curiosity, collaboration, and most of all, joy.

Bleier teaches both rehabilitative and fitness-focused sessions that balance a keen sense of observation and intuition with a solid grounding in anatomy and biomechanics.  Her approach empowers students to be active participants in growing stronger and more informed about their potential for movement. She loves to dive deep and help students make connections between the work on the mat and their work in life, whether that is on the stage, on a long run or even in the office. She is honored to be working with the ABT JKO School Pre-Professional Division.