Jillian took her first class with LA Dance Academy at the young age of 3 where she immediately found her love for dance. She continued to grow her passion by taking Jazz classes until she decided to join the competitive program at age 10 on the Junior Elite Dance Team. Throughout her 10+ years on the dance teams, she added on Ballet, Lyrical, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, and Pointe to her repertoire. Additionally, she was able to get involved as a teacher assistant for 5 years and thoroughly appreciate her time in the training program.
Her time competing with LA Dance has offered an array of memorable performance and competitive opportunities both locally and internationally, that have helped her grow into the person she is today. From dancing in the Santa Clause Parade, Teddy Bear’s Picnics, Athena Leadership Group fundraiser, and several Nygard Fashion Shows, she has loved connecting with the Winnipeg community. Being a member of the competitive teams carried her to experience dance on an international level, competing at many Pulse Dance Conventions and Dance World Cup where she took home a gold medal as a member of the Senior Elite Dance Team. Through her time at LA Dance she continued onto the Explosion dance team and has appreciated being able to represent LA Dance Academy both as a student and teacher thus far.
Her hopes include continuing to share her love for dance and creating a positive environment where her students can reach their full potential.