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    Jillian Davis

    Jillian Davis

    Ballet

    Biography:

    JILLIAN DAVIS is a Kutztown, PA native, and began her ballet training at the age of 3. She studied extensively with Risa Kaplowitz and Susan Jaffe at Princeton Dance and Theater Studio in Princeton, NJ. Jillian has attended San Francisco Ballet, School of American Ballet, as well as Pacific Northwest Ballet and LINES Ballet, both on scholarship. In 2013, she developed the “Jillian Davis Dance Project”, her choreography commissioned by Missouri Valley College. Her piece, Tiel, was featured at Jennifer Muller’s Hatched Series and was selected as a finalist for Rider University’s Emerging Choreographers Showcase.

    Jillian has been a company member with Complexions since 2014. She has been part of several Dwight Rhoden world premieres, including Headspace, Strum, Gutter Glitter, Star Dust, Bach 25, Woke, Love Rocks, and a world-premiere solo, Elegy. She has also performed installation works by Desmond Richardson and an excerpt of Approximate Sonata by William Forsthye. Jillian is entering her eighth season with Complexions. Along with being a dancer with Complexions, Jillian is part of the core faculty for Complexions Dance Academy, teaching at intensives and master classes around the world. She also frequents as a guest teacher and choreographer with schools around the country, including SLK Ballet, Berks Ballet Theater, Princeton Dance and Theater Studio, Missouri Valley College, among other schools.

    Photo Credit: Luc Jean-Baptiste

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