Jillian Abbinanti works with Urban Gateways’ teaching artists and schools to create diverse learning partnerships and arts experiences for participants of all ages. Jillian was born and raised in the city of Chicago and is a proud Chicago Public School graduate. She received Bachelor’s Degrees in both Early Childhood Education and Theatre and Performance Studies from North Park University. Jillian has had the joy of working as a theatre teaching artist throughout the city for many years. Prior to this role she also aided in building Porchlight Music Theatre’s arts programming as their Education Director. Outside of work, Jillian enjoys going to concerts and watching TV on her couch with her partner Shaun and Boston Terrier Bosley.