Photography by: CLiK Studios
Jessica Hillier (Clevenger), a native of St. Thomas, Pennsylvania, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Slippery Rock University (SRU) with a Bachelor’s of the Arts Degree in Dance and a minor in Spanish in May 2014. At SRU, she had many opportunities to perform and choreograph on and off campus including fall and winter concerts, faculty and guest artist concerts, 60X60 concerts, senior synthesis concerts, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Arts Festival, American College Dance Festival Association at Ohio University and the Sri Venkateswara Temple in Pittsburgh. In the summer of 2013, Jessica attended the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC. Through college, Jessica was the co-event coordinator of Sigma Rho Delta (Dance Honorary). Jessica has worked with guest artists; James Washington and Mark Santillano, SRU faculty; Ursula Payne and Nora Ambrosio, Netco Dance Company; Jennifer Berlet and Cynthia Nehr, and Barefoot Dance Company; Priscilla Kaufhold. Jessica participated in the making of a dance film called BFF with Choreonova Dance Company located in Pittsburgh, Pa in 2015. Most recently she performed in Prima Theatre’s production of Big Fish the musical directed by Mitch Nugent. Jessica is the dance instructor for the elementary and high school divisions at the Milton Hershey School and McCann’s School of Dance, a featured member of NetCo Dance Company out of Lancaster, PA and a member of Barefoot Dance Company.