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About Jill

Jill Cecil is an accomplished classical watercolorist. Her work captures a contemplative moment in time, emphasizing color, light, and shadow. As a lifelong dancer herself, she is an expert at capturing the energy and movement of dancers as well as the intimate moments that make them human. She was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and earned art and ballet degrees from Brigham Young University and New York University’s Dance Education M.A. program. In addition to teaching dance in New York City public schools for nine years, Jill worked for several major NYC Dance Company’s Education Departments, including American Ballet Theatre, Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet. As an artist, she works mostly in watercolor but enjoys a variety of media including encaustic, gouache, and fiber arts. She lives in New York City with her two daughters. Her other artwork can be seen at www.dancingjill.com.