Jill Grundstrom, Assistant Professor
Director of Dance, CO/LAB COLLECTIVE, North Coast Dance Festival
Jill has a B.S. from NMU in Secondary Education with majors in English and French, and a M.A. in Dance Education from New York University. She is also certified in the Luigi Jazz Technique, American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum, and is a Certified FLX Conditioning Specialist. She is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, as well as writing new Character Dance and Partnering curricula for American Ballet Theatre (America’s National Ballet Company®) in New York City. Jill has choreographed over 30 full-length musical and dance productions in New York City, Los Angeles, Italy, and here in the Upper Peninsula, including a full-length, original ballet, East of the Sun, West of the Moon (NMU), and recently choreographed an independent feature-length film, Our State Fair. She has also previously worked with Superior Arts Youth Theatre, the National Dance Education Organization, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance.