JILLIAN CLIPSHAM- Director
Jillian was born and raised in sunny South Florida, USA where she began extensive dance training very early on. She trained in all styles of dance, working with directors Eirberto Jiminez, Deborah Buttner, and Hannah Baumgarten; varying from The Royal Ballet, Cuban Classical Ballet, The International Ballet Company, and Dillard Center for the Arts.
Jillian attended Point Park University, in Pittsburgh, PA where she studied Dance and Musical Theatre. After college, Jillian performed and choreographed with Norwegian Cruise Lines, the leading cruise company for entertainment, as a singer/dancer and dance captain. She worked with many choreographers from New York to Vegas which include: Patti Wilcox, Eric Jordan Young, Robert Dean Hertenstein, and Tiger Martina
In between life at sea, Jillian performed and choreographed for Theme parks and other entertainment companies. In addition to her singing and dancing, Jillian has made appearances in movies and television including: Love and Other Drugs, Bloodline, and various commercials. Jillian Moved to England in 2017 to pursue her dreams of furthering her dance career. American Dance School was open June 2017.
Daniel is a professional Hip Hop/Commercial Dancer who comes from a very musical family. After Daniel graduated from Buckinghamshire New University, he began his dance career. Daniel's credits include: Dancer at the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, Dancer for various artists such as; Fleur East, Troye Sivian, and Dizzie Rascal. Daniel is now focused on choregraphing and teaching and inspiring the new generation of dance.
Tracey is known as American Dance School’s Mom. She is always welcoming when you walk in the door and there if you ever need her. We are so grateful to have Miss Tracey a part of our ADS family. Miss Tracey organises Team ADS’ logistics ranging from costumes, props, travel and much more! We love you Miss Tracey.
We are excited to welcome Miss Imma to our Ballet Faculty! Miss Imma Trained in Classical Ballet at the, Conservatory of Dance in Valencia Spain. Miss Imma was a Prima Ballerina from 2002-2008 with Rafael Martí, former director of the Ballet de Euskadi (Spain) and dancer at the Bolshoi Ballet Moscow, Scala Milan, Rome, Venice and Florence.
Miss Imma was a part of the corps of ballet of the company Martí created in Valencia Spain.