Jillian has had a love and passion for dance from the day she stepped into Sheffield School of the Dance at the age of 3 and has spent the majority of her life either training in the dance studio or performing on stage. Her early years were spent competing and performing with the national award winning "Sheffield Dancers" where she was recognized both regionally and nationally, winning many top honor awards and scholarships to train with the industry's leading choreographers at The Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, Ca and Broadway Dance Center in New York City. She was also awarded the opportunity to travel and assist with Tremaine Dance Conventions under the direction of dance legend, Joe Tremaine.  In addition to her training at Sheffield, she attended summer intensives at Phyllis Latin’s American Dance Center in Saratoga Springs, New York; Giordano Dance in Chicago; Tremaine Summer Intensive in Los Angeles, Ca; as well as the Florida Dance Festival in Tampa, Fl. 


After graduating Spring Hill College with a BA in Integrated Communications, Jillian's professional dancing career took her to New York City where she trained on scholarship at Broadway Dance Center. She then moved to Cincinnati, Oh, where she was a core member of contemporary jazz company "Exhale Dance Tribe" which was named one of Dance Magazine's "Top 25 companies to watch" and was under the direction of Broadway veterans Missy Lay Zimmer  { CATS, Jesus Christ Superstar, Saturday Night Live; choreography for Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas} and Andrew Hubbard {CATS; Footloose, Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular}. Jillian later moved to Los Angeles, CA, where she was a featured dancer in the premiere action sports entertainment group "All Wheel Sports" where she toured and performed in numerous venue's across the country. Jillian was also featured on Season 7 of America's Got Talent with All Wheel Sports, where she made it to the semifinal round before the group was eliminated.

In addition to performing, she also has a strong passion for teaching and mentoring other young dancers.  She has been teaching and choreographing across the country for over 15 years and most recently served as a resident teacher and competition director at Santa Barbara Dance Arts in Santa Barbara, CA for 5 years. 

 

Aside from teaching dance, Jillian likes to cultivate her creative talents by making custom, hand painted yard signs for special occasions as the owner of "Little Yard Party by the Bay". After recently moving back to Daphne with her husband, Jake, and daughter, Rowan, Jillian is thrilled to be back with her Sheffield family and is honored to be part of the Sheffield faculty. 

Jillian Reed-Wallace

1901 Dauphin Street • Mobile, Alabama 36606

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