With almost 30 years of teaching and coaching experience in the Southeast Polk community, Jill continues to strive toward reaching the best in each student.  A multiple year captain of her high school and college dance teams, she went on to be the head instructor at several studios, was the assistant and head coach of the local high school dance team for several years, the original central Iowa director and Iowa field coordinator for Just For Kix, and now owner/director of Starstruck.   She has choreographed countless award winning routines, coordinated hundreds of performances, trained dozens of successful teachers and directors,  and judged several cheer, dance and talent competitions.  Her goal with students is to create work ethic, self-discipline, teamwork and overall character to guide them toward future achievements in life.        

Jill has been a Sunday School teacher for over 20 years, volunteers with several organizations and likes to read, bake and garden.  Jill lives in rural Altoona with her husband, Steve, four children, two goats, a horse, three cats and two dogs.  

Hi, I'm Jill Craven

"I highly recommend Starstruck cheer to anyone wanting to participate in a sport where they are accepted equally, regardless of their ability or skill level. We have experienced nothing but a fun and positive environment from the staff at Starstruck!   When we first came to Starstruck, my daughter lacked confidence and didn’t know what activity/sport she wanted to do.  She felt accepted here immediately and it wasn’t long, before she started to show confidence and pride in herself.  She has grown so much in the last 2 years and made some great friendships!  We are very thankful for Jill and Heath and our Starstruck family. "  Sarah B.