Gillian began dancing at the young age of five, and for the last fourteen years, she has trained under the direction of Studio 3 owner and director, Amanda Faith Franco, and Dance Connection’s Lori Johnson and Lisa Waddell. Gillian joined Dance Connection as a Senior Company dancer in 2008, where she worked with leading choreographers such as Peter Chu, Kira DiMartino, Brooke Lipton, Ricky Palomino, and Talia Favia.
In 2011, Gillian was part of the winning company at West Coast Dance Explosions’ Pinnacle Cup Award. Gillian not only has a love for contemporary dance, but also cheerleading and photography. She graduated from Fountain Hills High School in 2014, where she was Cheer Captain for 2 years. She received many accolades for her accomplished photography, as well as being awarded an educational dance scholarship. Currently Gillian attends Scottsdale Community College, where she will be part of S.A.J.E., a collegiate Jazz performing Company; and will receive her Associates in Dance Technology in 2016.
Gillian also has a passion for teaching children; where she will later pursue Early Childhood Education at a University. Gillian has been assisting Lisa Waddell teaching tap, jazz and tumbling to children ages 2-6 for the past three years and looks forward to many more!