Jill studied under Ballet Mistress Glades Pinderton. Ms. Pinderton’s emphasis was the Russian Method of Ballet. At the age of 10, Jill turned from the Russian syllabus to the Cecchetti Method. She trained under Mary Kasai, a member of the Metropolitan Opera Ballet Co. Jill was able to participate with Ballet West in the production of Coppilla and the Rocky Mountain Dance Association and Dance Productions in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was a dance director for the Pocatello East State and Idaho State 1983 Mini Dome Dance Festival. Miss Jill is the head choreographer for the Ahwatukee Foothills Nutcracker Ballet. She passes her passion of ballet to all her students who studied under her.