From the age of fifteen Jillian has worked as a freelance sessional musician playing French Horn. She has performed with the Queensland Theatre Orchestra, The Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra, The Australian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Australian Pops Orchestra. At age nineteen she began her studies with Dr Graham Clarke at Victorian Music Theatre. To this day their collaboration continues in training as well as performance.
Jillian has trained in mixed media theatre including mime, mask work, puppetry, gesture work, laban and creative dance. She is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Creative Arts at the Australian Catholic University. Jillian has performed in an array of shows including, “Carmen” for the Melbourne City Opera, “Nunsense the Musical” for Hayden Productions, “Madame Jojo” the Cabaret in London, “Harrys Duck” in Paris and “To Melt The Ear And Charm the Eye”, for the Early Music Consort.
She has performed with the Bell Shakespeare performance group, Victorian Music Theatre, Victorian State Opera and the Victorian Early Music Guild. Jillian is passionate about excellence in music education and teaches voice, creative dance and piano.