Jill Gibson began her dance school training in Tucson, AZ at the age of 3, under the direction of Linda Walker at the Academy of Ballet. Thanks to the training she received there, she continued on to dance with Tucson Regional Ballet for several seasons before moving out of state. After moving to San Diego in 2007, Ms. Gibson decided to pursue her BA in Dance from UC San Diego. During her time at UCSD, she had the privilege to study under and work with distinguished artists such as Patricia Rincon, Judy Sharp and Eric Geiger. Upon her graduation in 2010, she was awarded with the Stewart Prize in Choreography for her work "Mind. Body.Body. Mind...Spirit."
Ms Gibson is an American Ballet Theatre Certified Instructor, who has successfully completed all levels (Pre-Primary through Level 7) of the ABT National Ballet Training Curriculum. She is also a fully certified Progressing Ballet Technique & Progressing Contemporary Technique Instructor. Additionally, she has completed multiple certifications from Perfect Form Physiotherapy, under the tutelage of Lisa Howell; including specialty training in Flexibility & Hypermobility, as well as Pointe Preparation & Instruction.
As Director and Owner of The Ballet Company in San Diego, CA, Ms Jill trains students ages 4+ in Classical Ballet, Progressing Ballet Technique, and Contemporary Dance. She has been training & coaching dancers in the Greater San Diego area for over a decade.
Jill founded The Performing Company in 2021, and looks forward to seeing the program grow and support San Diego's pre-professional performing arts community.
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