Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jillian Linkowski graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with both a 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, Trebien Pollard, Loni Landon and others. 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. Jillian was a member of Graham 2 in the 2018-2019 season, when she performed most notably at the Joyce Theater and the American Dance Festival. A Battery Dance member since 2018, she teaches for the Company at Susan E. Wagner High School and the City Hall Senior Center. She is also a member of Alison Chase Performance.