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JILL HILLIER

ASSOCIATE/ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

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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.

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FILM AND TELEVISION
PRETTYMUCH TCAs 2017
Associate Director
Syco Entertainment/FOX
Ricky Martin Lip Sync Battle
Creative Director
Spike/Ganesha
Barry Manilow Dream Duets
Choreographer
Stiletto Entertainment
Opening Kids Choice Awards 2014
Assistant Choreographer / Production Coordinator
Nickelodeon / Todrick Hall Artist
Celine Dion CBS Special
Assistant Choreographer
CBS
Que Viva The Chosen
Assistant Director
FOX
Big Time Rush
Assistant Choreographer
Nickelodeon
Matt Dusk Live from Vegas
Choreographer
PBS
#Bandcamp w/Todrick Hall & IM5
Creative Director
YouTube Series
Made w/ IM5
Performance Director
MTV
The Moment w/IM5
Performance Director
USA Network
Straight No Chaser Live
Choreographer
PBS
Desperate Housewives
Choreographer
ABC
Nickelodeon Birthday Special with Geri Halliwell
Assistant Choreographer
Nickelodeon / Luca Tommissini Chor.
The 1999 Blockbuster Awards with Ricky Martin
Assistant Director
Jamie King Dir.
Concerts/Tours/Events
Ricky Martin "Movimiento" Tour
Associate Director
Jamie King Director
Perry Farrell "Kind Heaven" Tour
Assistant Choreographer
Smokin' Camels
Brian Newman Vegas Residency "After Dark," 2019
Choreographer
Timeless Entertainment
Gwen Stefani Vegas Residency "Just a Girl," 2018-19
Assistant Director
Silent House Productions
Ricky Martin Vegas Residency "All In," 2017-18
Associate Director
Ganesha/Jamie King Prod.
The Choir of Man
Resident Director
C.O.M Int./NCL
Soulbound
Dir./Chor.
Carnival Cruises/2Creative
Nicki Minaj amfAR 2017
Associate Director
AAB Prod/Jamie King Dir.
Engelbert Humperdinck Tour 2017
Creative Director
EH Productions
Brian Culbertson Funk Tour 2016
Performance Director
BCM Entertainment
4 on The Floor/Dancin' Fool
Director
Oceana Cruise Lines
Topper
Director / Choreographer
Celebrity Cruise Lines
A Great Big World
Performance Director
Epic Records
Straight No Chaser Tours 2011-2017
Director / Choreographer
Atlantic Records
Morgan James Tour 2016
Performance Director
Epic Records
Jennifer Lopez Dance Again South American Tour 2012
Assistant Director
Dir. Jamie King
Que Viva Live at Mandalay Bay 2012
Assistant Director / Supervising Choreographer
Dir. Jamie King
Dancing With The Stars at Sea
Assistant Choreographer
Chor. Gustavo Vargas
Ricky Martin's World Tour 2011
Co Choreographer
Dir. Dago Gonzalez / Chor. Carla Kama
Celine Dion Taking Chances World Tour 2008/2009
Supervising Choreographer
Dir. Jamie King / CDA World Prod.
The Return of the Spice Girls Tour 2007/2008
Supervising Choreographer
Dir. Jamie King / 19 Entertainment
Go West
Supervising Choreographer
Dir. Jamie King
Holland America Cruises 2000-2014
Director / Choreographer
Stiletto Entertainment
Ann-Margret Live 2004
Assistant Choreographer
Patti Colombo Chor.
7 Brides For 7 Brothers
Assistant Choreographer
Cabrillo Music Theater
The Music Man
Assistant Choreographer
The Welk Resort
Grease
Assistant Choreographer
Buena Park Civic Theatre
With Passion
Assistant Choreographer
Alex Magno/Personna Prod.
Industrials
Victorian and Australian Dance Festival
Teacher
Norwegian Cruise Lines Creative Studio
Mary Kay Dallas 2019
Associate Director
Bravo Entertinatment
Cruise 360 2019
Director
Norwegian Cruise Lines/Choir of Man
CDI, TAPS, HDI, KAR, TOP
Teacher
Boogie Wonderland
Creative Consultant
Norwegian Cruise Lines
Island Beats
Performance Director
IM5 at Thorpe Park
Radio Disney Live Holiday Events
Performance Director
M5 Artist
Back At It with Teen Vogue
Performance Director
Simon Malls
Foodland Aloha Family Event
Performance Director
IM5 at Thorpe Park
Celebrity Dance Conventions
Judge
Celebrity Dance
Advie Convention Las Vegas
Choreographer
SNC Artist
Sony Playstation-E3 Event 2010
Assistant Choreographer / Director
Shout Creative, Inc
Blur Siggraph Event 2008 w/ Carmen Electra
Assistant Choreographer / Director
Blur Studios/LA and Carla Kama Chor.
NCOG
Assistant Choreographer
Patti Colombo
The Platinum Guild
Assistant Choreographer
Premiere Prod.

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