Jillian Jetton is a California-raised, Philadelphia-based creator, director, and performer whose work values the unruly power of presence. She believes that the purpose of creative expression is to make space - literally and figuratively - for others to do the same.
Jillian is the 2019 recipient of Leah Stein Dance Company’s REAP Residency. Her intimate, often interactive works have been seen in New York, Philly, and Providence, on stages, on streets, and in homes. She was a core collaborator on Headlong's The Quiet Circus, and has helped develop works by Dan Rothenberg (A Period of Animate Existence, Pig Iron), César Alvarez (The Universe is a Small Hat; Washeteria, Soho Rep.), and Young Jean Lee (Straight White Men, Brown) among others.
Jillian received a BA in Theater Arts from Brown University, attended the Headlong Performance Institute and the Pig Iron Summer Session, and trains regularly in dance improvisation and Deep Listening with choreographer Leah Stein.