Meet Billy Elliot: Jake Siswick

    Note:  Jake Siswick’s final performace as Billy in Billy Elliot the Musical (BETM) in Skokie, Illinois, presented by Music Theater Works, was on December 26, 2021.

    Debut: December 23, 2021 (Skokie, IL)

    Total Performances as Billy:  3 (No partial shows) 

    When thirteen-year-old Jake Siswick of Naperville, Illinois debuts as Billy Elliot in the musical of the same name, he’ll become the 318th actor in the world to portray the title character in BETM, in a professional, regional or community theater production of the musical.

    Jake receives his academics from Jefferson Junior HS, in Naperville, where he is an 8th grade student.  He enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and reading about history and geography.

    To this point in his performance career, he has been primarily a dancer.  Jake started dancing at the age of six at the School of Performing Arts in Naperville, IL where he was inspired to dance after seeing a group of boys doing a hip-hop and tap routine.  That school is no longer in business.

    His dance training now is from Steps Dance Center, in Aurora, IL, where he is dancing in the Ballet, Jazz and Hip-Hop companies and where he has been training and competing since 2017.  His training includes all genres of dance but he especially enjoys ballet, lyrical and contemporary.

    He’s won several awards for his dancing over the years, including recently being named Teen Mister Most Photogenic at the 2021 Spotlight Dance Cup in Chicago, and Dancer of the Year in the Intermediate Division of the Hollywood Vibe Dance Competition in Chicago in March 2021.  Also this year Jake was recognized as Chicago Regional Dancer of the Year at Hollywood Vibe Dance Convention, Chicago Male Breakout Artist of the year at Nuvo Dance Convention and Chicago Core Performer Winner at Radix Dance Convention. 

    Billy Elliot The Musical

    Jake is excited to be making his musical theater debut at Music Theater Works, starring in the title role in Billy Elliot The Musical

    Like the rest of the cast, Jake originally auditioned for the show in 2020, but then had to be called back after the show was postponed until 2021 because of the pandemic.  He began rehearsing in August of 2021, continuing that process right up until opening night on December 23, 2021.

    Billy (Jake Siswick) dances in “Electricity”

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