Jillian made her professional musical theatre debut as an original Australian cast member in the Queen musical, We Will Rock You, touring Australia & Japan for three years. She the went on to perform in Chess – The Musical, Wicked (USJ), Now & Then and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. She was an original cast member and Assistant Dance Captain in Baz Luhrmann’s global premier of Strictly Ballroom – The Musical and completed both the Australian and Japan tours of Singin in the Rain where again she took on the role of Assistant Dance Captain. This year she was apart of the ensemble cast in Opera Australia’s production of Rigoletto.
Jillian is also a children’s chaperone, having worked on many productions including Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins, Love Never Dies, Moonshadow, Matilda, The Bodyguard and currently Harry Potter. She has recently worked with children companies on The Australian Ballet’s productions of Sylvia and The Nutcracker, Opera Australia’s Turandot and as a Stage Manager on the Victorian State School Spectacular.
Jillian is a dance and singing teacher, having taught at various schools throughout Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland. Through Jillian’s studies she has obtained a Diploma in Arts – Dance and Performance and teaching affiliation with ATOD (Australian Teachers of Dancing). She has completed her Advanced BAL Jazz Exam, RAD Classical Exams and DFTA Exams holding an Associate Teachers Qualification. She has a Certificate 4 in Fitness and is a qualified personal trainer and fitness instructor having worked in the fitness industry for many years. She is currently completing her Certificate 4 in Dance Teaching and Management.