Today's Dancer Spotlight shines on Jill Collins.
Jill's lifelong passion for dance is evident whether she’s onstage or in the studio. Classically trained in ballet and modern dance, she began her performing career with TLS Modern Co. in her hometown of New Castle, PA, USA. She attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA where she earned her BFA in Dance Education.
In 2007, Jill joined Los Angeles's premier Bellydance Troupe, "Jillina's Sahlala Dancers". Currently, she is an assistant director/choreographer and performs with Sahlala Dancers in nightclubs, at private events, and has been featured in tv, music videos and film. She has also been a part of Jillina's touring theatrical company, Bellydance Evolution (BDE), since its creation in 2009. Jill has performed all across the USA as well as Africa and Europe with BDE, and is also the company’s dance captain.
She believes the best teachers are the ones who never stop learning, so she continues her dance education by studying ballet and pointe at the Van Nuys Performing Arts Center, and flamenco under Roberto Amaral and Cihtli Ocampo. Other credentials include: Associates Degree with Dance Masters of America, Level V Certificate from the Cecchetti System of Ballet, 2001 graduate from the PA Governor's School for the Arts. Jill's background in Dance History, Choreography, Kinesiology, Psychology, Nutrition and Music for Dancers combined with her extensive performing experience, has made her an in-demand teacher and guest artist around the world.
Vitality Studio is so thrilled to be hosting Jill for Ballet Foundations for Bellydance on Thursday, June 14th from 7pm to 9pm. Read more about this workshop and find registration links here:
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