Jill Kenney is a New York-based dancer, teacher and choreographer. She has been working as Germaine Salsberg’s tap assistant at Broadway Dance Center since 2008. In addition to teaching at 92Y, Jill is on faculty at NYU Steinhardt and has guest taught at Steps on Broadway. She is also the director of the early childhood program at the Dream Center Dance Academy on Long Island.
With Salsberg’s tap company, Les Femmes Plus, Jill has performed at Symphony Space, Lincoln Center, The Friars Club, Brooklyn College and Boston’s Regent Theatre. She has appeared in numerous festivals including the Dumbo Dance Festival, Tap City, Stam-Pede and the Tap Extravaganza. For numerous years, she has been a team leader for ATDF’s Tap it Out—an outdoor concert directed by Tony Waag and Lynn Schwab. Other performance highlights include the Highline Ballroom, LG Electronics, Disney Cruise Lines and the tour of Dancin’ on Common Ground (choreography by Jared Grimes). She has also performed with the Andrea Torres Dance Company and Carlos Donan’s Folktap.
Originally from Rhode Island, Jill grew up training in various forms of dance under the direction of Lisa Mailloux and also at the Newport Academy of Ballet. She has studied at the 92Y Dance Education Laboratory and holds a B.A. in Dance Performance and Education from SUNY Empire State College, as well as an A.A. in Dance from Dean College.