"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light."
Jill Norman is a seasoned educator in both the Springfield Public School system and the dance community. She has 20 years of classroom teaching experience and over 25 years of dance education and choreography experience.
Jill has earned more than 35 choreography awards and numerous regional and national overall awards during her time coaching studio competitive teams. She has served as a Regional Manager and head instructor for
Universal Dance Association, a Memphis, Tennessee based company who runs dance camps and competitions all over the United States and Internationally.
Her choreography has been featured numerous times in professional shows including Kidz Roc, a yearly event
at the Clay Cooper Theater in Branson, Missouri and Sing, Sing Sing, a fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network. Her students have gone on to perform in a variety of professional venues in multiple cities including Branson, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City and cruise ships around the world.
Jill also lends her talents to high school and college dance teams, as well as competitive dance studios around the area, through freelance choreography, classes, and judging competitions.
Jill holds a Bachelor of Science in Education (Missouri State University, 1999) and a Master of Science in Education (William Woods University, 2009). She recently obtained her Library Media Specialist certification and will begin a new role as a Library Media Specialist in Springfield Public Schools in the 2020-2021 school year.