The Makings Of Me
Jillian Patricia Pirtle is a professional American Stage & Opera Artist that has had a great love & passion for the Arts since the tender age of three. Jillian has sparkled in the performing arts as a vocalist, actress, model, dancer and personality. Jillian received her formal training from the High School of Creative and Performing Arts where she majored in Vocal Music Performance and minored in Instrumental Violin and Dramatic Performance. Jillian received her BFA Degree in Musical Theater & Operatic Performance from the University of the Arts in 2004. She also has a second BA degree in History and is a licensed historian with the state of Pennsylvania. While attending the University, Jillian was formally inducted into the Marian Anderson Society as a Marian Anderson Scholar & Classical Vocalist. Jillian also holds a degree in History & is a licensed Historian with the state of Pennsylvania. With Jillian’s Aspirations and Goals of starring on Broadway & The Metropolitan Opera, some of the shows that she has been featured are Porgy & Bess (Bess), La Boheme (Muzetta), Gianni Scicci (Zeta), ‘Purlie’ (Luttliebelle), ‘Ragtime’ (Sarah), Thoroughly Modern Millie’ (Muzzy Van Hosmere) ‘Hair’ (Dionne), ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Nell), ‘The Mikado’ (Katisha), ‘Working’ (Maggie Holmes), ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ (Crystal), ‘Loves Labours Lost’ (Jaquenetta) and ‘Funny House of A Negro’ (Funny Lady/Land Lady). On December 11, 2010 Jillian was crowned as the New Miss Black Pennsylvania USA 2011 to represent the great state of Pennsylvania in the National Miss Black USA Pageant Inc. On August 8, 2011 Jillian wowed the National Audience in Washington Dc and brought home two National Titles. Jillian was then blessed with the honor, crown and title becoming the new Miss Pennsylvania Essence 2012. Then on December 16, 2012 was newly Crowned with the title of Miss Pennsylvania Royal Dynasty 2013. Jillian continued with her platform of the Arts Empowerment Project and proved victorious as she captured her final title as Miss International Supreme Queen. In January of 2013 Jillian became the Chief Operating Officer of The National Historical Marian Anderson Residence Museum & Society, and in 2018 due to the sad passing of Lady Blanche Burton Lyles the founder of The National Marian Anderson Museum & Historical Society Jillian became the museum & organizations CEO. In addition to all she is and does, Jillian is also the CEO of Royal One Productions LLC Entertainment Company and is the Host of the National Arts In Color Television Show.