Jill Hillier has had the great fortune of working as Associate Director/Choreographer on major tours and residencies for some of the biggest pop stars in the world. She started off 2020 as Associate Director to acclaimed tour director Jamie King on Ricky Martin’s “Movimiento” world tour. She also worked with Jamie on Ricky’s “All In” residency in Las Vegas, Nicki Minaj’s 2017 performance at amfAR, Jennifer Lopez’s “Dance Again” tour, “QViva Live” at Mandalay Bay, Celine Dion’s “Taking Chances” Tour and The Spice Girls Reunion Tour. Adding to her list of Vegas Residencies, Jill recently acted as Assistant Director for Gwen Stefani’s “Just a Girl” at Planet Hollywood and choreographed “After Dark” featuring the ultimate jazz musician Brian Newman.
In a addition to the “Pop World”, Jill enjoys creating shows for cruise lines such as Carnival, NCL, Oceana, Regent, Holland America and Celebrity. She is also the Choreographer/Creative Director for the a cappellla sensation Straight No Chaser’s live tours as well as their PBS specials. Recently she became the Resident Director/ Tour Manager for the new theatrical sensation “The Choir of Man” which tours the US, Australia and performs on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Escape and Encore. Jill loves collaborating with major brands such as Mary Kay Cosmetics, in 2019 she oversaw their annual convention in Dallas which included a cast of 90 singers, dancers and musicians on a 153’ stage with 11 video screens.
For television, Jill worked with Simon Cowell’s boyband PRETTYMUCH on their performance at the 2017 TCAs! Todrick Hall had Jill coordinate and co choreograph his opening number at Nickelodeon’s 2014 Kids Choice Awards as well as a number of his YouTube videos. Other TV credits include Lip Sync Battle,
Dancing with the Stars, VH1’s Ricky Martin special, Q Viva the Chosen for Fox, MTV’s Made, USA’s The Moment, Celine Dion’s CBS special, Nickelodeon’s birthday special with Geri Halliwell, and numerous award shows.
When Jill was a dancer, she performed with such celebrities as Prince, Carmen Electra, Juliet Prowse, Thelma Houston, Tony Bennett, and many others. She has performed in regional theatre and national tours of shows like Grease, George M!, Beauty and the Beast, My One and Only, Brigadoon and on Holland America Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines and in numerous commercials, industrials and park shows for the Walt Disney Company.
In between directing and choreographing, Jill greatly enjoys teaching, choreographing and mentoring aspiring dancers across the country. She is involved with Commercial Dance Intensive, Celebrity Dance Competitions, GoPro, Talent on Parade, Hollywood Dance Intensive, ADF, VDF, KARR, and TAPS just to name a few.