Jillian Trailer-Rollock , President
Jillian is, in many ways, like her father Rex. She brings a multitalented background to the area of video production. Since childhood, she has had a love for the arts and a fascination with media. This led her to studying dance, theatre and music at the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1975–1979. She soon charted her own course as a dancer and businesswoman in New York City and member of The Mary Anthony Dance Theatre. Jillian’s dance experience included training, choreography and/or production work with a wide variety of studios such as Martha Graham, Anna Sokalow, Alvin Ailey, Steps Studio and Bhaskar Dances of India.
Her experience in New York included teaching Broadway warm-up classes at the Shubert Theatre and modeling for The European Fashion Show, National Fashion and Boutique Show and Ruth Szold Promotional Models. She appeared as a dancer and cast extra member in “The Cotton Club” and “The Muppets Take Manhattan.”
By the mid 1980s, Jillian returned to Boston and started her own company, “Fitness Works,” which offered individualized fitness programs. She continued to freelance as a model, actress and spokesperson appearing on WBZ Radio with Larry Glick and Dr. Scott Borrelli, WCVB’s “The Good Day Show” and “People Are Talking” with Tom Bergeron. Later, Jillian used her artistic talents with her retail management and sales experience at Eileen Fisher, Inc., which included product presentations, fashion shows and events.
Over the years, Jillian assisted Rex with video production, television workshops, auditions and script writing and in 2012, she was his teaching assistant at Emerson College for his "Performance for Television" class.
Jillian continues her father's legacy by offering an avenue for talent, creativity and learning at Rex Trailer Studios. She has established “The Rex Trailer Collection,” a digital collection of Rex's media achives.