Jillian grew up in Paola KS where she danced with Dance Expressions for 13 years and competed with them for 5 years. Jillian recently graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelors of Arts in Dance and a minor in History. Jillian has performed with the University Dance Company over the last 4 years at KU and has gotten the opportunity to work with Michelle Heffner-Hays, Jerel Hilding, James Moreno, Willie Lenoir, Andie Stitt, Patrick Suzeau, Lindsay Hawkins, David Justin and KT Nelson. She has performed in Chicago, trained at Joffrey Ballet, Gus Giordano and Inaside intensives and even co-produced her own show entitled “Elementum.”
Jillian has been teaching since the age of 15 and continues to teach in the surrounding Kansas City area, she looks forward to every opportunity to spread her love and passion for dance. Jillian has trained in ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, hip-hop, tap, tumbling, African, Flamenco and East Indian but her favorite styles are contemporary and jazz.