The Glory Girls
2007 - Present
Jillian was born in Rochester, NY but moved to Waterbury, CT at a very young age and has been there ever since.
She was Miss Greater Waterbury 2003 and Miss Greater Torrington 2005. She won the Non-Finalist Talent award
at Miss Connecticut 2003 and placed in the Top 10 at
Miss Connecticut 2005. She was the Business Manager for Miss Greater Torrington 2007 and volunteers for the
Miss Connecticut Outstanding Teen Program.
She has been dancing since she was three years old. She has studied at the Connecticut Academy
of Performing Arts, Wagner College, and Jared Andrew Studio. Jillian has been studying voice
since high school, mainly with Marianna Vagnini. Her favorite place to be is on the stage
and she has been involved in numerous productions around the state.
Jillian has performed at the Seven Angels Theatre in
Waterbury, CT where she played Sister Leo in Nunsense: The Mega-Musical and Electra in
Gypsy. She has also performed in several WATR Christmas shows, Bright Lights productions,
and various other musicals.
She also performed at the Warner Theatre in Torrington,
CT as a cast member of Singin' in the Rain and 8 Tracks: The Sound of the 70's.
One of her favorite roles was Val in A Chorus Line at
Thomaston Opera House in Thomaston, CT. Her most memorable moment is performing on the stage
of the Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT where
she played the lead role of Ariadne in an original musical Athens and Knossoss.
Jillian is currently a graduate student at Central Connecticut State University where she is
planning to obtain her Master's degree in Counseling focused on Student Development in Higher
Education. She works part time in The Learning Center at CCSU where she works with students
on skills to improve their learning and GPAs. She also works part time at the University
of Hartford where she assists part time adult students in pursuit of their Bachelor's Degree.
Jillian is proud to be a member of the Glory Girls. Her father was in the Air Force and her
grandfather was in the Army. She thinks that performing with the Glory Girls is a great
opportunity for her to show her appreciation for all the men and women who risk/lose their
lives for our country's freedom.