JILLIAN GRISSINGER EVERETT
Jillian began her training in Lawrenceville, Georgia at the Susan Chambers School of theatre Dance. She performed with the Red Hots and the Susan Chambers Dance Company where she won numerous scholarships, including a tap scholarship to Steps in New York City and a jazz scholarship to Studio F (now the Edge) in Los Angeles, California. Jillian turned professional at the age of 14 and performed with several professional dance companies such as Kolours Dance Theater, Phoenix Dance project and Party Sphere.
Jillian has appeared in music videos, television commercials and shows, including, All My Children, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, The Daily Buzz and Good Morning America, to name a few. Her print work includes work for Kellogg’s, Tell magazine, Woman’s World and various book covers.
Jillian toured nationally with Sesame Street Live as Elmo with the “Let’s Be Friends” show for two years where she met her husband, Greg. They moved to Orlando, Florida and she worked as a performer for Walt Disney World. She performed in many shows such as “Mania,” “Everyday is a Holiday,” “Cinderella’s Surprise Celebration,” “Fantasmic,” and opened “Dream Along with Mickey.” She is also a member of the Staging Specialists who maintain blocking and choreography for shows at Walt Disney World. Jillian has also performed at Sea World Adventure Park both at “Breakfast with Elmo and Friends” and “Elmo and the Bookaneers.”
Jillian has been teaching and choreographing over the course of the last sixteen years. She has taught and loves all genres of dance and theatre. She has choreographed for children’s theater, community choral and theater programs, high school dance teams, and has been nationally awarded at various competitions.
Jillian believes she has The Right Combination of training, performing and teaching to educate dancers of all ages to strive for greatness and more importantly have fun!