Photo Credit: Erika Record
Meet the Artists and Collaborators
Artistic Director and Community Artist:
Company Member: Jillian Adair
Photo credit: Nicole Riggs Photography
Jillian began her dance adventure at the age of five, after developing a serious aversion to soccer from having to watch her two older sisters play. Miss Adair has trained in the genres of ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, pointe, and modern; she is the winner of a runner up for a scholarship in ballet, jazz, and a Merit Scholarship winner through the Texas Association Teachers of Dancing convention. With nineteen years of experience, Jillian spent ten years taking lessons at Joy’s School of Dance in Waco, where she was an enthusiastic member of the dance company. She became a teaching assistant at the age of fourteen, beginning a journey that led to her career path. Jillian recently graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a BA in Dance as well as her Teacher Certification in Dance Education. She values her time with her students, and hopes to share her passion and the discipline of dance through teaching.
Company Member: Alexandria Brooks
For Alex, the love of dance began when she was just three years old. With a total of nineteen years in training, her passion to learn and educate others has only grown stronger. Alex has a background in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, contemporary, modern, ballroom, gymnastics and afro-dance. Competition dance was a major role in her life for thirteen years.
Alex began teaching dance at eighteen at Dance Prodigy Studios located in Greenville, Texas. Here she taught ages two to adult level classes. Her class styles ranged from ballet, jazz, hip-hop, afro-dance, stretch and conditioning and ballet-tap combo. Alex was also one of the studio's competition choreographers for three years and Competition Director for one year. Her duties as director included organizing and planning curriculum for the competition teams along with planning which competitions and conventions the team would attend. Alex's experience also includes set and costume design.
Alex earned her Associates in Arts degree at Collin County's Community College studying dance. Currently Alex is attending Texas Woman's University and will complete her Bachelors in Dance. During her time at TWU she has been developing her teaching strategies as well as her personal dance technique. Alex's mission in teaching dance is to make the experience for her students as inclusive as possible. She believes everyone can find the passion for dance and movement if they are guided in the correct way.
Company Member/Board of Directors Member: Aurora Farnham
Aurora Farnham graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Master in Accounting, Bachelor in Accounting, and minor in English. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). Aurora has experience working as an auditor and financial statement preparer for a Fortune 50 company.
Prior to majoring in accounting, Aurora began her college career as a dance major at the University of Central Oklahoma. She had the privilege to study under phenomenal teachers, but made the decision to change paths. Aurora is trained in ballet, modern, jazz, and pom. She has over 10 years of experience teaching and choreographing at various studios throughout central Oklahoma. After an injury, Aurora hung up her dancing shoes and is now a patron of the arts who enjoys watching companies perform across the world (a favorite performance was Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo in London).
Aurora currently serves as the Assistant Treasurer on the Phillips 66 Gymnastics Club Board of Directors. She looks forward to uniting her passion for dance and fiscal responsibility to ensure the arts are made available for all to enjoy.