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Hillary Jackson

Guest Teaching Artist

Hillary Jackson received her early training at the Princeton Ballet School and Eliot Feld’s New Ballet School (now Ballet Tech) in New York City, as well as in summer intensives at the San Francisco Ballet and Joffrey Ballet schools. She was a YoungArts awardee in ballet and the recipient of a New Jersey Governor’s Award in Arts Education – Student Award. Hillary performed with the Princeton Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet companies as a trainee before leaving dance to pursue other interests, including theatre and music production. She returned to dance in the early 2000s when she discovered Simonson Technique at Dance Space Center in NYC. Hillary is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. Since 2018, she has been studying the Vaganova Method with master pedagogue, Annette T. Thomas, and is pursuing certification from the Classical Dance Alliance. Her dance pedagogical studies also include Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s Proven Teaching Syllabus©, Laban Movement Analysis, and the Simonson Method of Teacher Training. A teacher of both ballet and contemporary dance, Hillary has been on faculty at Ballet Central New Jersey, Kaatsbaan Cultural Park, Barefoot Dance Center, and the Catskill Mountain Foundation where she helped launch the Orpheum Dance Program directed by Victoria Rinaldi. She currently teaches at Dance and Theater Arts in Red Hook, New York, and gives private instruction as well. Her choreographic work has been presented at Choreography on the Edge in Woodstock and Kingston, NY. She is the choreographer for the Ellenville Central School District’s musical theatre productions through a partnership with Shadowland Stages.

Teaching Courses:

Berkshire Pulse