Jennie Morton (GB)
After a long performing career as a Ballet dancer, West End Musical Theatre performer, and lead singer of a London Big Band, Jennie is now a Clinical Osteopath specializing in the field of Performing Arts Medicine. She provides treatment for musculoskeletal, neurobiological, and psycho-physiological issues, and uses somatic approaches for anxiety management. She is also a performance coach for actors, singers, and dancers using a neurobiological approach for both character development and optimizing the performer-audience interface.
Jennie is in demand internationally as a lecturer in the field of Performing Arts Medicine, and also provides education on the neurobiology of trauma and anxiety to healthcare professionals and lay people. Her work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed medical and industry journals and she is the author of three books: The Authentic Performer: Wearing a Mask and the Effect on Health; The Embodied Dancer: A Guide to Optimal Performance; and Dancing Longer, Dancing Stronger.
Jennie is on the Clinical Advisory Board for Backline (musicians’ mental health organization), the Board of Directors for the Dance Resource Center (DRC; LA), and sits on the Health & Wellness Committee for the International Society for Music Education (ISME). She is an Honorary Lecturer for the MSc for Performing Arts Medicine at University College, London, and is the Wellness Professor at the Colburn School (LA). She runs a clinical practice in Los Angeles as well as providing online coaching for anxiety management, performance coaching, and healthcare practitioner training. She also provides online courses in anxiety management and other health management topics.