Jillian Petrie
Choreographer.Singer.Instructor.
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NEW JERSEY STAGE MAGAZINE: And Then Came Tango
"An Interview With Jillian Petrie"
Jillian on her inspiration:
"There is the constant balance of honoring technique and pushing movement forward in this art form. For this piece in particular, I am inspired by the narrative ballet structure where the music has to come first. I think in the same way that a composer has to find a musical language to describe each character, similarly I have to do that with the movement. Movement is the way these penguins communicate who they are and express their emotions without recourse to words at all."

Interview by G.Wien


THE STAR-LEDGER: Seussical

"Better than Broadway"
"It’s marvelous music to dance to, which spurred Jillian Petrie to provide excellent choreography. What she’s demanded of her cast isn’t easy. There are many quirky arm and leg motions to remember, yet the well-rehearsed troops recall every one of them."

By Peter Filichia/For The Star-Ledger 

BROADWAY WORLD: And Then Came Tango
"BWW Reviews: AND THEN CAME TANGO at the Growing Stage is Fascinating"
"You will enjoy the dance sequences that illuminate the story. With a lovely original score by Paul Morbach and clever choreography by Jillian Petrie, the performance troupe interfaces the show's plot with an exquisite display that includes expressive movement, intricate lifts and acrobatics. And Then Came Tango is a fascinating, well-conceived show, wonderfully executed by The Growing Stage."


By Marina P. Kennedy


MORRIS BEATS: Seussical 
"The Growing Stage puts on a delightful and fanciful 'Seussical'
"The choreography was joyous, fun and made great use of the whole stage, under the direction of Jillian Petrie, who was co-director of the production..."

By Janine M. Torsiello

BROADWAY WORLD: Rudolph

"But this production takes the wonderful story to a new level with so much dancing choreographed by Jillian Petrie..."

By Gregory G. Allen


EXAMINER: Rudolph
"Outstanding choreography by Jillian Petrie."

By Rick Busciglio



THE STAR-LEDGER:
"Tony Awards 2012: The Jersey Tonys"
SEUSSICAL was awarded the Jersey Tony Award for BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL! Jillian was co-director & choreographer on this production, & could not be more elated & proud of this talented (not to mention good lookin’) cast & crew!

By Peter Filichia/For The Star-Ledger



EXAMINER:
"Great family fun at the Growing Stage Company"
"The fun, energetic choreography is by Jillian Petrie."

By Rick Busciglio









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Latest Events


 Jillian has been nominated for two
       2014 Broadway World Awards! Both
   nominations are in the Best Choreography
   category. She is nominated for her work on
           Disney's The Little Mermaid and
                          Knuffle Bunny.

Jillian has been nominated for 
FIVE
            2013 
Broadway World Awards! Including: Best Actress in a MusicalBest Actress in a Drama, & THREE nominations
                  for 
Best Choreography!


DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID
[Regional Theatre]
Choreographer.
The Growing Stage
*Nominated for the 2014 Broadway World Award in Best Choreography (Professional) 

AND THEN CAME TANGO
[Regional Theater, world premiere]
Choreographer

AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS

Choreographer. Performer. 
Light Opera Company of New Jersey 

SUMMER SHOWCASE
The Joyce's DANY Studios, NYC
Choreographer. Dancer.

*Jillian is excited to announce she will be portraying the role of a 
Broadway Actor on the hit NBC show SMASH

SHREK THE MUSICAL
 

[Regional Theatre]
Choreographer.
The Growing Stage 
*Nominated for the 2013 Broadway World Award in Best Choreography (Professional.) 

FUNNY GIRL
[Regional Theatre] 
Skyline Theatre Company
Actress. 
*Nominated for the 2013 Broadway World Award in Best Actress in a Musical (Professional.) 

KNUFFLE BUNNY
[Regional Theatre]
Choreographer.
The Growing Stage
*Nominated for the 2014 Broadway World Award in Best Choreography (Professional.) 

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER 
[Regional Theatre]
Choreographer.
The Growing Stage
*Nominated for the 2013 Broadway World Award in Best Choreography (Professional.) 

Peter Pan the Musical 
[Regional Theatre]
Choreographer.
The Growing Stage
*Nominated for the 2013 Broadway World Award in Best Choreography (Professional.) 


THE PRICE OF ILLUSION 
[Non-Profit Company, JAM Theatre]
[Independent Film]
Lead role, Nicole.
*Nominated for the 2013 Broadway World Award in Best Actress in a Drama (Professional.) 

SUMMER 2013 SHOWCASE

The Joyce's DANY Studios, NYC
Choreographer. Dancer.

*Jillian is excited to announce she will be portraying the role of a
Broadway Actor on the hit NBC show SMASH this season! 

SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
[Regional Theatre]
Co-director & Choreographer.
The Growing Stage
With over 30 Seussified musical numbers, this production is full of exciting DANCE & non-stop movement choreographed by Jillian Petrie!
*Jersey Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical.

THE WIZARD OF OZ
[Regional Theatre]
Choreographer.
The Growing Stage
*Jersey Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical. 











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