Assistant Director Jill Giedt is a passionate creative with a focus on movement, dance, and cultural exploration. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Directing. In her youth, Jill was a member of the American Contemporary Ballet Company where she trained with Elizabeth Abts. She also studied and performed African dance with Obo Addy.
Jill taught, directed, and choreographed musical theatre for over a decade at Park Academy. She currently gets energized teaching Ballet to enthusiastic Portland Public Schools students through the community outreach program with OBT. She also is a resident artist with Young Audience where, through creative movement, she teaches programs that honor the African American experience and the lessons of resilience. She enjoys working with the powerful and talented group at PassinArt, who embodies her mission of bringing awareness to the community about the invaluable contributions, history, and culture of African Americans in the arts.