Jillian

Instructor

Jillian has been passionate about dance from a young age and began her dance training at the Edmonton School of Ballet at the age of 5. At the age of 13 she transferred into the Vimy Ridge preprofessional training program, where she gained an in-depth knowledge of both classical and contemporary styles. Jillian has attended summer intensives at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, the School of Alberta Ballet and Ryerson University. Jillian is trained in jazz, lyrical, modern, tap and contemporary but ballet was the focus of her training. Jillian furthered her ballet technique by training in both the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and Cecchetti syllabuses. She completed her advanced two RAD exam with distinction which qualified her to perform the solo seal examination and compete at the Genee international Ballet competition. In September 2017 Jillian Performed at the Genee International ballet competition semi-finals in Lisbon, Portugal. Jillian danced with the Edmonton Festival Ballet for 4 years and is currently dancing with Viva dance company. Viva is a contemporary dance company that brings art to the Edmonton community as well as performing across Canada. Jillian’s newest adventure is beginning the nursing program at the University of Alberta, Jillian began the program in September 2018 and is working towards becoming a Registered Nurse. Jillian is very excited to be part of the J'adore team and is looking forward to sharing her passion for dance.

Jillian