Jill Parker is known the world over as a pioneer in the fusion and folk bellydance genres. She is a lifelong student and lover of bellydance. Jill was an original member of Fat Chance Belly Dance and founder of Ultra Gypsy Dance Theater ⎼ the trail blazing company that birthed such great  dancers as Rachel Brice, Sharon Kihara, Lady Fred, Rose Harden and countless others.
For more than 3 decades, she has honed a masterful delivery method that truly facilitates breakthroughs in dancers of all skill levels. She is a generous teacher with a rare gift for demystifying this sensuous form ⎼ meticulously and effectively breaking complex movements down to their essentials, making its technique, nuances and a more fluent embodiment accessible.
Hailing from San Francisco, she teaches internationally ⎼ offering classes, workshops and private lessons between tour dates. Jill fosters and emphasizes an atmosphere of fun, well-being and community in her classes.