Michele-Olivia Francois has been teaching Pilates for six years. She went through the Pilates training at
Drexel Pilates training program under Jennifer Morley. Michele-Olivia is a professional dancer, dance
instructor and choreographer who was introduced to Pilates after many knee and back injuries that
should have ended her dance career. Pilates not only helped her stay in shape during her recovery
periods, but she found that Pilates also improved her dance technique, strength and moving pain free.
Pilates is truly helping her be able to perform today for different Philadelphia based dance companies.
Aside from Pilates and dance Michele-Olivia has completed her undergrad with a Bachelor of Science
in dance with a concentration in physical therapy, followed by a Masters degree in Sport Physical
Conditioning, and lastly graduated the end of 2020 with a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy all
from Drexel University. Michele-Olivia’s main goal is to teach movement as a source of strength,
discovery, communication, and healing.
“Change happens through movement and movement heals”- Joseph Pilates.