Jill Raymond is an award-winning international creator and ARTrepreneur. She is an international artist, working as an actor, singer, dancer, producer, writer, director, choreographer, and facilitator for over fifteen years.
In 2018, Jill became the founding Artistic Director of Direct Theatre Collective, a multi-award-winning production company based in Richmond, BC.
Jill is also a celebrated educator and coach of performing arts, working with students of all ages and abilities to nurture, ignite and celebrate imagination and creativity.
Through rayAction creative and the ARTrepreneur programme, Jill helps artists and companies achieve their creative goals and gain confidence in their communications, digital presence and business savvy.
With an extensive performance background spanning three continents over fifteen years, Jill has experience in many forms of performance including Theatre, Musicals, Film, Voice Acting, and Presenting.
More details and media, can be found here.
Working with children, youth and adult students, Jill is an award-winning educator teaching many elements of performance in a safe, welcoming, and nurturing environment where imagination and play come first.
More information can be found on the Ms Jill Teaches page here.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER
As the Current and Founding Artistic Director of Direct Theatre Collective, Jill is passionate about creating and producing performance works that spark conversation and can be a vehicle for social change.
DIGITAL PRESENCE AND CONTENT EXPERT
Jill has been working as a contractor with theatre companies and artists for over five years, assisting with their Online Content, Digital Presence and Communications as rayAction creative communications. She recently launched Artrepreneur, offering consulting and courses for Artists and Art Companies.
With training in both Business and Digital Marketing, and a proven track record in Media and Content Creation and Management, she is a dynamic online communications expert, and is passionate about helping other artists develop and improve their business skills and online savvy - bridging the vital gap between artist and entrepreneur.
IN OTHER(S) WORDS
“Jill Raymond leaves me speechless...her creativity, ingenuity, and determination to extend herself through the Arts never ceases to amaze me. A real go-getter and self-starter, her talent to create and grow knows no bounds! I can't wait to see where the future takes her, and hopefully us along for the ride!”
Jordan Thompson (Arts School Owner/Entrepreneur), on Jill Raymond