Jill is a theater educator and artist based in Chicago, IL. She was the founder and director of Storytown, a fully improvised, interactive adventure for kids. Through Storytown, she worked to cultivate creativity and arts appreciation while audiences to story structure and problem solving.
Jill graduated from Towson University with BA in Theater Arts and then moved to Chicago to study improvisation. She studied at the iO and Second City and performed around Chicago with iO, Second City’s Skybox Theater, Moving Dock Theater Company, Redtwist Theatre, and WNEP with Seven Deadly Plays and 365 Sketches.
Her focus is on improvisation because it teaches students to express themselves while being big and bold. When we fail, we fail greatly and get right back up and try again. Her goal is not to train students to be actors when they grow up, but rather to make them better humans with focus on “yes, and” and ensemble building. She believes we’re better when we support each other and work as a team.
She lives in Chicago with her cat Sonny and her husband. They love hiking and camping when they can. Not Sonny, but she does like laying outside on the balcony.
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