Originally from San Jose, California; now located in the Reno/Tahoe area, Jillian is a competitive and social ballroom dance instructor having taught and competed Pro/Am for the past seven years. Before making the transition to Ballroom dancing she trained as a ballet dancer for eight years and became certified by the Imperial Society. In 2005 she was introduced to Ballroom as an assistant to an after-school children’s program for Swing dancing. Shortly after, she moved to Dallas, Texas, where she studied for the next six years under many inspiring coaches. She teaches all four major styles of Ballroom dancing: American Rhythm and Smooth, as well as International Latin and Standard. She also teaches Salsa and Nightclub Two-Step. Her many teaching talents can be applied to social, exhibition, and competitive dance, as well as wedding preparation and choreography.