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Chicago-born Jenna Bill, graduated from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and is the founder and director of Abandon Dance Co. in Bartlett, Illinois. Jenna began her training in the suburbs of Chicago, receiving her pre-professional training at Visceral Dance Center, Giordano Dance School, and Lou Conte Dance Center. She spent two summers as part of the Lou Conte scholarship program and attended workshops at Giordano Dance School and River North Dance Chicago. In college, Jenna spent a semester abroad in Paris, France studying ballet and modern dance. Jenna has danced under the tutelage of Nick Pupillo, Lizzie MacKenzie, Richard Smith, Birute Barodicaite, Laura Wade, Jan Erkert, and Linda Lehovec.
After college, Jenna received her 200-hour yoga teaching certification and certification to teach children’s yoga. In addition to studio dance, Jenna choreographs and teaches technique to Huntley High School Dance Team and West Chicago Dance Team. Her choreography has won multiple awards throughout the competition circuits as she strives to push her students’ artistic and technical abilities. Jenna is passionate about teaching and loves to share and cultivate that passion in her students.