Jennifer Dahl brings over 20 years of expertise from the fields of
dance, post rehabilitative, and fitness/performance based training
to her work at numerous institutions. She is a fully certified STOTT
PILATES Master Instructor Trainer and fully certified American
Council of Exercise Personal Trainer who has had an active and
continuous presence worldwide, as an educator and as a member
of the Education Dept. for Merrithew since 2000.
A graduate of the University of Toronto Psychology department
with a specialty in Physiology, Jennifer continues to hone her
approach to the mind body connection through well articulated
movement and training programs. A desire to create relevant,
informed and effective programming has allowed her to further
explore biomechanical concepts and ideologies rooted in the
fascial system in addition to revisiting more established strength
and conditioning protocols and training.
Jennifer is motivated by the continued challenges and rewards
that this type of training can offer to clients from various physical
backgrounds. Her aim is to develop and curate comprehensive
movement based programs that offer to restore function and
optimize performance for all levels and abilities.
She is a contemporary dancer and theatre artist who continues to
work and perform in Canada and abroad. Jennifer began her
movement training in Saskatchewan and continued with dance
training in Montreal and New York City (Alvin Ailey American
Dance Centre) before graduating from Dance Arts Institute (Formerly The School of the Toronto Dance Theatre) in 1994.
She has worked/collaborated with a multitude of both established
and emerging creators in both dance and theatre including
Volcano Theatre (The 4 Horseman Project), Susanna Fournier (4
Sisters-Empire Trilogy) choreographer Bill Coleman (Grasslands, Hymn to The Universe featuring the Sun Ra Arkestra) playwright Jordan Tannahill (Declarations), Obsidian Theatre (Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God), The Dietrich Group (This is a Costume Drama, FIELDWORK) and Peter
Chin (Trillionth I).