Jill Dreaddy
Jill Dreaddy
Principal and Artistic Director

A native of St. John's, Newfoundland, dancer, choreographer and dance educator Jill Dreaddy discovered her passion for dance at the age of 5. As a young dancer Jill was eager to explore the world of dance outside of her own Province and studied at Quintee Ballet School and travelled to various Canadian Cities, L.A. and New York for open classes, workshops and courses. Jill was recipient of the 1995 Dance Teachers Association of Newfoundland scholarship and studied in England that summer at the I.S.T.D. headquaters in London and attended the I.S.T.D. summer school in Chichester.

After graduating from dance college, Jill established JILL DREADDY DANCECO in 1997 (CBS). Jill expanded in 2006 with a second location in St. John's. Jill teaches Flamenco, Ballroom/Latin, Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Latin Jazz, Ballet/Pointe Music & Movement. Jill danced with El Viento Flamenco, a Halifax based flamenco company, for several years and toured across Newfoundland & Labrador and Nova Scotia. Jill continues to travel within Canada, US and overseas to study with top choreographers and teachers to stay on the cutting edge of dance.

Choreography Credits:

  • Oliver! for Holy Heart High School (1998)
  • Princess and the Pea for Holy Spirit High School (2000)
  • Evita for Beothuck Players (2001)
  • Gypsy for TaDa! Events (2007)
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show for TaDa! Events (2009)
  • Little Shop of Horrors for Holy Heart High School (2009)
  • Alice In Wonderland for TaDa! Events (2010)

Jill's knowledge of dance and its many forms, accompanied with her extensive experience, have taught her that ANYONE CAN DANCE!

Adele Walsh

Adele’s love for dance started in her hometown, Bolton, UK at the age of 3. She enjoyed a variety of dance disciplines, examinations, competitions and being on the stage!

Adele followed her dream of being a dance teacher and graduated from the Professional Dance and Teachers of Dance at Preston’s College. Upon graduation, Adele furthered her dance education at North Liverpool Dance Academy obtaining her Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) in ISTD Ballet, Tap and Modern Theatre. At the same time, Adele became qualified as a Zumba instructor and is certified as an Acrobatic Arts instructor. She teaches a wide range of styles including Hip Hop, Lyrical, Broadway, Jazz and more!

Adele has taught at various dance schools in the UK, and spent a year performing and teaching in Cyprus. She is very excited to meet the students of JDD!

Abby Rowe

Abby is a recent graduate of the Dance Performance Diploma Program from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario. During her studies, Abby had the pleasure of working with teachers and choreographers such as Derek Sangster, Hanna Kiel, Alison Bradley, Tina Fushell, Lindsay Aquin, Alyssa Martin and Lauren Cook. DUring her studies at GBC, Abby Abby recently performed in “Intersection” choreographed by Derek Sangster in the 2020 Dance Ontario Dance Weekend and was a Company member of Mosaic Dance Company (St. John’s, NL) from 2015 to 2018. As a dancer Abby has trained in Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet/Pointe, Contemporary, Broadway, Modern, and Tap. She is thrilled to be back in Newfoundland to share her love and passion for dance at Jill Dreaddy Danceco. 

Teaching Assistants

Julia Antle (SJ)
Maisy Sullivan (CBS)
Emily Smith (CBS)
Brooke Boland (SJ)
Lola Power (CBS)
Anna Williams (CBS)
Deirdre Hartley (CBS)



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