Jillian B.

Education

The City University of New York, M.A. Applied Theatre

Emerson College, B.A. Theatre Studies

Childcare Experience

Babysitter
Newton, MA, 09/12 - 06/13
Two girls, ages 6 and 10

Au Pair
Mönchengladbach, Germany, 09/11 - 07/12
Three girls, ages 5-6, 8-9, 9-10

Youth Worker
Cambridge, MA, 06/11 - 08/11
Girls, ages 8-16

Professional Experience

Teacher
Newton, MA, 09/12 - 06/13

Production Teacher
Katonah, NY, 06/10 - 08/10

Jumpstart Corps Member
Boston, MA, 09/07 - 05/08

Jumpstart Team Leader
Boston, MA, 09/08 - 12/10

Intern/Theater Teacher
Ashburnham, MA, 06/09 - 08/09

About Me

Originally from a small town in New Hampshire, I moved to Boston, MA in 2007 to study acting, writing and directing at Emerson College. It was here that I learned about my passion for working with kids when I started working for the Americorps program Jumpstart. For three years I worked with preschoolers in low-income preschools in Dorchester, MA helping them to develop skills in reading, writing, social interaction, meaningful play, and self-esteem. From there I started working in camps as a theater teacher, using my passion for creativity in theater to help kids develop self-confidence and express themselves through performance.

After I graduated from Emerson in 2011, I spent one year living in Germany as an Au pair. I lived in the family’s home and helped to care for three girls (ages 5, 8 and 10) while simultaneously studying German and doing a bit of traveling throughout Europe. It was an incredibly rewarding and formative experience, and I learned so much!

I now live in Sunnyside, Queens and will begin a Master’s program at CUNY in Applied Theatre, and I am very excited to seize all the opportunities of this amazing city! My hobbies include running (I’m hoping to train for a marathon!), yoga, and playing guitar, and I love to share my passions with kids and use our creativity for expression, freedom, and confidence.

I have professional childcare experience with…

Toddlers, Pre-school aged children, Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children

I will be SmartSitting while…

Studying at CUNY to obtain a Master's in Applied Theatre, which is a field of drama therapy.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Working in schools using Applied Theatre to help children deal with emotional, social, and mental problems.

Activities & skills I love to teach & share with children…

Baking, yoga, basketball, running, yoga, German, guitar, biking, friendship bracelets, playwriting, storytelling, healthy cooking.