Jillian Linkowski is a freelance movement artist based in New York City. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jillian moved to New York to attend Marymount Manhattan College for her BFA in Modern Dance and her BA in International Studies. While in college, she performed works by Doug Varone, Murray Lewis, Trebien Pollard, Loni Landon and others. During this time, Jillian also worked with the Scalabrini International Migration Network and the Center for Migration Studies at the United Nations as an advocate for migrant and refugee rights. Upon graduating in 2018, Jillian was a dancer in Graham 2 and performed at the Joyce Theater and American Dance Festival. She joined Battery Dance also in 2018 and has since travelled with the company to Germany, Palestine, Houston, and Indonesia. She loves teaching the BDC “Dancing to Connect” program abroad as well as in the New York City area. In addition to her work with Battery Dance, Jillian is also a collaborative member of Apogee Arts directed by Alison Chase.