Lillian is an active and passionate advocate for new leadership models in dance. She is completing the Executive Master in Arts Administration at the University of Zurich, is a Mentor in the Initiative for Women in Leadership of the German Cultural Council’s Culture & Media Department and was a panelist at the Dance Congress in Mainz 2022. Her interest in innovation and sustainability in dance shape her tenure at Theater Münster. Under her direction, the company builds on the city’s rich dance heritage while looking toward the future in the dance field.
Following the critically acclaimed, sold-out run of her opening production, FURIEN, Tanz Münster under Lillian Stillwell’s direction has diversified and increased audiences through new outreach formats, initiated interdepartmental collaborations, built institutional partnerships in the city and region, and received widespread recognition for its sustainability measures.