Jillian Patricia Pirtle is an American Stage & Opera Artist with her roots in Philadelphia. Jillian's range as an artist includes vocalist, actress, model, dancer, television personality and licensed historian. Jillian received her formal training from the High School of Creative and Performing Arts. During that time Jillian was introduced to the life and legacy of the great Marian Anderson and was selected by the founder of the Marian Anderson Museum & Historical Society (the treasured non-profit organization that has existed for 27 years and is the heartbeat of Marian Anderson's life and legacy) the late Lady Blanche Burton Lyles to become a National Marian Anderson Scholar Artist. Jillian continued her education and received her BFA Degree in Musical Theater & Operatic Performance from the University of the Arts in 2004. 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, Jillian has starred in many treasured Operas and Musicals throughout the United States. Jillian is also a State and National Pageant Winner. Jillian is the CEO of the National Marian Anderson Museum & Historical Society and is honored to be the keeper of the treasured legacy of our great Marian Anderson and the youngest owner of a National Historical Site in the United States. Such a passioned and awesome responsibility includes the leadership of the non-profit organization, the creation and direction of programming for both the Marian Anderson Museum exhibits and the Marian Anderson Scholar Artists and Arts Empowerment Programs. Jillian is also the founder and CEO of RoyalOne Productions Company.