Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jillian Linkowski graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Modern Dance and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. While in college, she performed works by Doug Varone, Alberto del Saz, Murray Lewis, Trebian Pollard, Loni Landon and others. Jillian also worked with the Scalabrini International Migration Network and the Center of Migration Studies at the United Nations as an advocate for migrant and refugee rights. Jillian was a member of Graham 2 in the 2018-2019 season where she performed most notably at the Joyce Theater and the American Dance Festival. In addition to her work with Battery Dance, she is also a member of Alison Chase Performance.