Phone: 210- 356-5300 ext. 65306
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance Dance EC-12 PE EC-12
Ms. Jillian Mason
I’m Ms. Mason and I’m the director of the dance program at Nimitz Middle School! I believe the teaching and practice of dance creates an avenue to develop lifelong skills such as self-expression, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. I strive to help my students grow their confidence, creative abilities, and gain an appreciation for dance as a form of art.
I began dancing at the age of three and have studied many different styles such as Jazz, Hip-hop, Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Tap, Modern and Broadway. As a studio dancer, I was on a competitive team for 10 years then I attended MacArthur High School where I was a member of the Brahmadora dance team. After high school, I was a dancer for SeaWorld San Antonio and cast to perform in multiple shows such as Splash Dance, Block Party, Sol Celebration and Sesame Street.
In 2016 I graduated from Texas State with my BFA in Dance. During my time there, I was a member of Merge Touring Ensemble, which is a pre-professional dance company and got the opportunity to perform and work with choreographers from all around the world. For the last 3 years I taught Fine Arts Dance classes at a Middle School in Austin and directed a dance team that earned 3 Grand Champion titles at competition!
I’m happy to be back in my hometown of San Antonio and excited to bring dance to Nimitz Middle School!