Biographies: Janet Lilly

Janet Lilly is an Associate Professor at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Ms. Lilly joined the Department Theatre/Dance UWM in 1995.

As a choreographer, performer and teacher, Janet has enjoyed 19 years of professional experience in the field of dance and theater. From 1983 to 1991, she was a Principal Dancer with internationally renowned Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, also serving as the company's rehearsal director, master teacher and repertory reconstructor. As a Jacob Javits fellow, Janet received an MFA in Dance with highest honors from the University of Michigan in 1992.

Since arriving in Milwaukee, Ms. Lilly has choreographed extensively for the UWM Dance program as well as continuing to perform and present her work nationally and in New York City. Janet has received numerous choreographic grants including The Arts Foundation of Michigan and recently received a creation and planning grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.