West Coast Training Manager
Ever since she can remember, Jillian has been dancing. Growing up in Westerville, OH she studied various dance styles such as tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, and character dance. Jillian then followed her passion and love for the arts to major in dance at Kent State University. There she was able to further her studies in dance adding in modern, post-modern, and African dance. Jillian now holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Education.
After college, Jillian danced professionally as a company member of Verlezza Dance Company located in Shaker Heights, OH. There she had the opportunity to perform onstage as well as participate in lecture demonstrations and weeklong intensives. Jillian continued her work as a Teaching Artist for BalletMet another Professional Dance Company in Columbus, OH. At BalletMet, she has the opportunity to teach pre-kindergarten children through adults in various genres of dance. Jill had the chance to create her own barre fitness class and designed a dance and yoga curriculum for a local high school in which she taught for four years.
In addition to her love for dance, Jill is also an avid yogi. She has studied various types of yoga has completed her 200-hour yoga teacher certification from Yoga on High in Columbus, OH. Jillian is constantly looking to better her skills in dance, yoga, barre, and fitness by attending classes, workshops, and trainings. She holds numerous certifications and is always excited to learn more. Jillian is excited to now call Los Angeles her home and is elated to be a part of the Body By Simone family.
Jillian is passionate about dance, yoga, fitness, and health and loves to share her passion with others through teaching and training. Her goal is to make each and every client, student, and friend who comes to her for a class or a training to feel better leaving the studio than when they came in.
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