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 then 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. Recently she was a part of the ensemble cast in Opera Australia’s production of Rigoletto. Jillian has also done many TV commercials for Forty Winks, Chemist Warehouse, Target and Coles, just to name a few.
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 most recently Harry Potter and the Curse Child. 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 has recently completed her Certificate 4 in Dance Teaching and Management qualification.
- Diploma in Arts – Dance and Performance
- Associate Teachers Qualification – DFTA
- Affiliate Teacher – ATOD
- Certificate IV Fitness
- Certificate IV Dance Teaching and Management