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 excited to be the very first dance teacher 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. I’m living out my dream of being a dance teacher in the district I grew up in and can’t wait to meet my all of my new students!