Jill's love of dance started at the age of eight years when she attended her first Ballroom/Latin American class. Initially taught by the late Gordon Little and his wife Julia, she then continued her training with the late Peter Varley and turned professional upon leaving school in 1974.
By the age of 25 years, she had gained Fellowship Qualifications in Modern Ballroom, Latin American and Sequence and was one of the first candidates to take the newly introduced Disco/Freestyle Fellowship in 1995. However, Jill's main ambition was achieved in 1992 when she was appointed an ISTD examiner in all four Dance Sport Faculties.
Over the past 32 years, Jill has run a busy full-time school (for many years in partnership with Peter Varley) and has had the opportunity to teach all four styles of dance to a wide range of pupils, both amateur and professional. In addition she has been involved with 'outside' tuition in schools, colleges and universities, together with overseas work, lecturing and adjudicating.
In 1987 Jill was elected to the Sequence Faculty Committee and soon afterwards became the South East of England Area Organiser. She then went on to take up the post of Sequence Faculty Secretary until she was elected as Chairman in October of 2005.