Jill was introduced to flying trapeze on a family trip to the Circus World Museum and the Participation Circus in Orlando, Florida when she was eight. Too young to participate at that time, she filled the gap with competitive gymnastics and springboard diving through college but always remembered how much she wanted to try flying. Jill finally took her first flying trapeze class at age 40 and it was everything she hoped it would be. Initially it unlocked a new world of athleticism and freedom of flight, but what keeps her flying is the welcoming and supportive camaraderie of the circus community. As a coach, Jill especially likes to share her love of flying with students of all ages and abilities.