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Jill Readel joined the Bataille family at the age of three. Her training has led her to pursue a career as a professional dancer, renowned teacher and choreographer in the Chicagoland area. Her years of expertise in teaching ballet, tap and jazz have resulted in a successful career that spans over 20 years. Jill is a member of the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters (CNADM) and has her degree in Elementary Education, enabling her to establish and direct two childrens dance companies. Her companies have successfully performed and competed on a National level receiving high marks and recognition.
Jill studied under the direction of Leona Turner Bataille, Joel Hall, Terrell Paulk, Gus Giordano, Lane Alexander, Robert Christopher and Gregg Begley. She has performed for many companies including NBC, Sears Roebuck, The March of Dimes, Club Med, and Prime Co. In addition to her love of teaching, Jill enjoys her position as Show Director at Applause Talent Presentations working in the dance competition industry. Jill is also the owner/director of Fuzion Dance Camp, LLC. When Jill isn’t dancing she enjoys family time with her husband, Mark, step daughter Amber and their dogs Lybee and Verdette. She also likes shopping, gardening, cleaning, organizing, the occasional afternoon nap, and anything chocolate!