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Jill Homan Randall is a dancer, teacher, and arts administrator. Her career path and artistic pursuits have strongly been shaped by participating in the Service-Learning Scholars Program at the University of Utah, and helping to develop the first service-learning course in its modern dance department in 1996 with Professor Phyllis Haskell. Jill received the Modern Dance Department’s Community Service Award in 1996.

Over the past 13 years, Jill has taught dance extensively in K-12 public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was the Director of Education for the Lincoln Center Institute Program at the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts from 2004-2006 and the Program Director of Shawl-Anderson Dance Center from 2006-2010. With Bridget Frederick, Jill co-founded and co-directed the Dance IS Festival for seven years, a multigenerational festival that brought together high school dance groups, college dance departments, and professional choreographers to dialogue and perform together.

Active in the dance community, Jill served on the California Dance Education Association’s board for 5 years, and the board of Dancers’ Group for 3 years. Jill was on the advisory committee for the Cal State University East Bay (formerly CS Hayward) service-learning program from 2004-2007 and served on its strategic planning committee in winter/spring 2007.

Starting in August 2010, Jill is the middle school dance teacher at The Hamlin School in San Francisco, teaching 200 girls ages 10-14 each school year.

Jill’s other credits include performing with Nina Haft & Company, Paufve Dance, Dana Lawton Dances, Martt Lawrence, and Alisa Rasera. Jill’s writing has appeared in In Dance and Teaching Artist Journal, as well as some of the dance education guides for “Spark” on KQED public television in San Francisco.


Jill Randall
Service-Learning in Dance Researcher
Website Creator
Photo by Rob Kunkle, www.goodlux.org