Jillian has been dancing since she was 3 years old – extensively studying ballet, tap, and jazz and later branching out into various styles including lyrical, hip hop and contemporary. She studied at Vic D’amore’s Studio of Performing Arts for 14 years and became a member of their competitive dance company. As a line member she competed in several regional and national competitions each year, including traveling as far as California for competitions and performing at Disneyland.
She continued her dance education at the University of Mary Washington taking courses in ballet, jazz, and modern dance – while pursuing a degree in business administration. During college, Jillian was the captain of the UMW dance team, performing at collegiate sporting events and competing at NDA competitions. She was also an active member of the performing arts club, as a performer and choreographer .
Jillian has been teaching dance locally on Long Island for 7 years and has won awards for her choreography at regional and national competitions. She is so excited to be part of the Stage Door Family and truly loves sharing her passion for dance with her students.