Jennifer Newman Preston
Having graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1985 with a BA in Dance, Jennifer was a professional dancer with a career spanning over 20 years during which she performed and toured extensively, both nationally and internationally.
Since 1985 in conjunction with her performing, Jennifer has taught dance, movement, release and alignment, and functional anatomy extensively for companies, projects and in Primary and Tertiary institutions such as WAAPA, VCA, NIDA, Ausdance, UTS, Sydney Dance Company, NORPA, Laban Centre, School of Theatre Film & Dance University of NSW and NAISDA Dance College.
Jennifer has also practiced Yoga since 1984, gaining her Anatomy & Physiology Certificate and completing her Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Synergy in 2000.
Jennifer first explored Pilates whilst performing during 1994 and since then has had extensive training and experience. In 1998 she began teaching the method, and in 2000 she took on a senior instructor role for Pilates International Sydney. Jennifer went on to complete her formal international certification through the Body Arts & Science professional program in 2002 before upgrading to the formal qualification of Diploma of Professional Pilates Practice in 2005. Jennifer holds Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training and was a leading Faculty member for PilatesITC for many years.
Having moved to Melbourne in 2008 she was a Principal Instructor for Daily Pilates, while continuing to be a Teacher Trainer & Educator for PilatesITC, and concurrently undertaking her Masters in Choreography. In 2010 she achieved the highest ever Pilates qualification of Advanced Diploma.
Jennifer is a Principal Trainer member of the Pilates Alliance Australasia, and owns and leads her own PilatesInt Studio in Toorak Rd South Yarra. She continues to deliver education and mentoring for new instructors and colleagues.