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Jill Strauss, protegé of Luigi, embodying style and technique, incorporates fabulous, eclectic music with magical choreography to create fun and challenging dance classes for dancers of all levels.  With extensive credits on the New York Stage, teaching and performing with Luigi’s Jazz Company and teaching Master Classes throughout North America, Jill’s brand of teaching is of the highest caliber.

Jill Strauss has 25 years experience teaching and performing in the USA and throughout North America.  She trained in New York City and has taught for and performed with Luigi’s Jazz Centre.  Performing on the New York stage for 15 years and touring the USA, Jill brings to each class her dance and acting experiences to help foster a professional performance environment.  Professional credits include, Carousel, West Side Story, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden. 


She founded JStrauss Jazz dance company in 1999 after arriving in Los Angeles, and has been teaching and choreographing in Los Angeles for 20 years. Having taught at Crossroads School in Santa Monica for 18 years, Jill is currently on faculty at UCLA.

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