Drexel Pilates Staff
Jennifer Morley - Director
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). 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. Click here to visit Jennifer's dance faculty site.
MacAlister Hall, 3017
Megan Quinn - Studio Manager/Instructor
Megan Quinn found Pilates in 2008 as a way to rehabilitate her dance technique after a traumatic neck injury. Her dedication to the system led her to complete the Drexel Pilates Training Program in the summer of 2013. She is now an active presence in the community as an instructor and the Studio Manager. Her sessions are supportive and focused on working in depth on each client’s individualized goals; including managing an injury, improving posture or gaining strength. Megan graduated from Temple University with a BFA in dance, is certified in Reiki, and is a performer in the Philadelphia area with various artists including Archedream for Humankind, RealLivePeople(in)Motion, and Coexistdance.
Lauren Cunkelman completed her seminar training in the Drexel Pilates Training Program in the Winter of 2013. She currently teaches Pilates at Drexel Pilates, and is a substitute instructor at LifeSport Fitness and Centerpoint Pilates. Lauren loves being a Pilates practitioner because it allows her to learn more about her body and in turn, transfer her knowledge to her clients and help them lead a more mobile lifestyle. Lauren has interned for 954 Dance Movement Collective, Keila Cordova Dances and their Dance for Parkinson’s Program. She is currently attending Drexel University, pursuing her Bachelors of Science in Dance with a minor in Psychology and a Dance/Movement Therapy concentration. Her anticipated graduation is December 2014 and after that she plans to obtain her Masters of Arts in Creative Arts: Dance/Movement Therapy Specialization from Drexel University as well. Lauren is also excited to complete her 6 month co-operative education experience, as she is currently working at the Young Children's Center for the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.
Gina has been teaching Pilates mat classes and private clients since the Fall of 2009, and finished the Pilates program Summer 2013. She is particularly passionate about helping clients find a balance between building strength/stamina and finding alignment and balance. When not teaching Pilates and Kickboxing (another passion), Gina is usually performing or creating new work for her dance company, RealLivePeople. Gina graduated from Temple University in 2010 with a double major in Dance and Psychology and also earned a Diploma in Dance Studies from the Laban Centre of Contemporary Dance in London.
Mollie Krochmal completed the training program through Drexel Pilates in the winter of 2013. Since then she has been teaching at Drexel Pilates and through the Drexel Recreation Center’s Group Exercise program. She is currently as student at Drexel University enrolled in a BS/MS program for dance and elementary education. Her anticipated graduation date is June 2015.
Karlee first turned to Pilates in an effort to mange chronic back pain. She believes in constructing a bespoke experience for each client in order to facilitate change not only in body but also in mind. Due to her unique experiences Karlee is able to bring exceptional insight into her work with individuals facing chronic back pain, scoliosis, and other degenerative issues as well as those simply looking to strengthen and transform their bodies.
Originally from New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley, Karlee moved to Philadelphia to study dance at Drexel University. While dancing and teaching Pilates, she also teaches dance to children at a number of facilities spanning from Philadelphia to Swarthmore. Outside of the studios, Karlee enjoys spending time with her family and crafting. Karlee completed her certification through the Drexel Pilates Training Program in the spring of 2012 under Jennifer Morley.
Karlee loves teaching group classes that work the body, mind and soul thoroughly. In addition to group classes, Karlee cultivates specialized duet and private sessions that address the clients every need.