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Jill Spiewak Eng started her dance career performing in Boston, under Christien Polos' Ariel Dance Theatre, from 1989-1991. From 1992-1996, Jill danced in Durham, NC, where she performed for Clay Taliaferro of the Jose Limon Company, Amy Chavasse, Annie Griffiths, Killian Manning, Irva Hertz-Piccoto, and others.

Jill has received scholarships from the American Dance Festival and Jacob's Pillow, founded a dance collective in NC called Independent Dancemakers, and has produced several dance concerts in New York and Maine. While in NYC, from 1996-2001, Jill performed her work and others' at Judson Church, The Limon Studio, University Settlement, Purchase College, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Movement Research, 550 Broadway and the Field.

In Maine, Jill was the founder and artistic director of Jill Eng/Forward and Up Dance Company from 2005-2007; she continually presents solo work of her own choreography, collaborated extensively with Carol Dilley (Director of Dance at Bates College) from 2004-2009, and has made work for several other local artists. In addition to their abundant performance locally, Dilley & Eng were also presented at the Bates Dance Festival, Dance New Amsterdam in NYC, and The Dance Gallery at The Ailey Citigroup Theater in NYC. Jill has also collaborated with Ron Botting (actor/dancer from NYC and Portland Stage Company), performed works of Sarah McCormick and Sara Smith, both of NYC, and is currently very involved with the contact improvisation community in Portland, ME.

Jill taught dance from 1989 until 2009 throughout Boston, North Carolina and Maine. In Maine Jill's dance teaching sites included Terpsicore Dance, New Dance Studio, Bowdoin and Bates Colleges, and The Center for Movement Education. Jill was the founder and owner of The Center for Movement Education from 2006-2009. This was a base for teaching her dance, movement and Alexander Technique classes, in addition to a rehearsal space for the production of new works of her own and others which led to the production of a number of dance concerts in Maine. Jill is also a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique in which she currently offers private lessons in Portland. Please refer to the section on this website for more information on the Alexander Technique.