Jill Marie Vallery
Jill Marie Vallery is an award-winning dancer and choreographer of theater, television, and film. She is an original cast member of the Tony Award Winning Broadway musical FELA!, where she was also the Dance Captain for its Broadway, international, and national tours.
During the 2013 national tour, the New Orleans native was promoted to Tour Assistant Choreographer and also served as the Resident Promotional Choreographer. As a dancer and choreographer, Ms. Vallery has worked with the legendary Bill T Jones, Patti Labelle, Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child, Grammy Award Winner India Arie and the Originator of the Rafiki role in Broadwayâ€™s Lion King Tsidii Le Loka to name a few.
Ms. Vallery is a recipient of the Fred and Edele Astaire Award for “Outstanding Excellence on Stage” and of the ACCA (Advisor Committee on Chorus) Actors Equity Award for “Outstanding Broadway Cast.â€
Jill graduated from Ailey School with a Degree in Dance and has worked extensively with youth throughout the United States and abroad, as an Ailey Arts and Education Teaching Artist. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Dance at The City College and a certified Barre3 instructor.