Touring Cast Members
Renee Zelinski, EdM – “Jill”
Renee Zelinski stars as “Jill” in the East Coast Cast of the Jump with Jill show. To date, Renee has performed the show over 100 times for 30,000 kids. Renee is a certified teacher in English and Theater. She holds her BA in Communications with a music/theater minor from West Liberty University in Wheeling, WV and her Master’s in Education from New York University’s Steinhardt Culture, Education, and Human Development School. Before her journey with Jump with Jill, Renee was a middle school English Language Arts teacher, a group aerobics instructor, an Ironman triathlete, and a professional performer of musical and dinner theater. She is thrilled to officially combine her lifelong passions of performing, instructing, and fitness with the Jump with Jill show. Renee’s teaching philosophy is to infuse healthy lifestyles into achievement goals to give students the ultimate tools for success in life. Renee hails from Wheeling, WV and lives in Pittsburgh, PA.
Nick Greene – “DJ”
Nick Greene co-stars as “DJ Slick Nick” in the Midwest Cast of the Jump with Jill show. To date, Nick has performed the show over 300 times for 112,000 kids. In addition to being a pro behind the turn tables, Nick is a certified teacher and a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a BS in Biology and Chemistry for Secondary Education. An avid hockey player and disc golfer, Nick also has spent many years on the stage with shows like Chicago, collections of dinner theatre shows, and many works by Shakespeare. Putting his two passions together is a dream come true! Nick hails from Whitmore Lake, Michigan.
Hailey Zoccoli – “Jill”
Hailey Zoccoli stars as “Jill” in the Mid-Atlantic Cast of the Jump with Jill show. To date, Hailey has performed the show over 325 times for 141,000 kids. Hailey is a certified teacher and a graduate of Western Michigan University with a BS in Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education and a Minor in Mathematics. Her passion is only matched by her love of performing. Hailey has worked as a character actor at the Walt Disney World Resort, a princess performer for Once Upon a Princess, and in various roles in community and regional theaters including Legally Blonde. Hailey is ecstatic to be part of the Jump with Jill family where she can professionally combine her love of teaching with her passion for performing. Hailey hails from Garden City, Michigan and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Mark Jayne, EdM – “DJ”
Mark Jayne co-stars as “DJ Mark E. Mark” in the Mid-Atlantic Cast of the Jump with Jill show. He is the first and original Jump with Jill DJ. With his years spent playing in rock bands that have toured the country, including appearances on The Vans Warped Tour and The Next Great American Band on FOX, Mark plays guitar and records the bass vocals featured on all the Jump with Jill records. Mark is a certified teacher and holds his BS in Corporate Communications from Penn State University and his EdM in Elementary Education from Duquesne University making him a rockstar educator. Mark hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.