Jill is originally from Wisconsin where she started her professional training with the Milwaukee Ballet School. She then received a scholarship to attend The Joffrey Ballet School New York where she continued her training in ballet and expanded her dance education in character, Graham, Horton, Luigi jazz and contemporary classes. During her time at Joffrey, she had the opportunity to dance modern pieces including choreography by Merce Cunningham and set by Andrea Weber. Jill then moved to New Jersey to train and dance with the American Repertory Ballet for two seasons under the direction of former American Ballet Theater Principal dancers Kathleen Moore and Kirk Peterson. After completing their program, ballet brought her to Virginia where she is currently a company member with Manassas Ballet Theater.
Her classical Repertoire includes Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Les Slyphide, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Giselle.
Jill has a passion of working with children of all ages and all dance backgrounds. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of dance technique and seeing the students improve their skills.