A Dancer

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A Teacher

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SO proud of my team!  We killed the BeWe
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Janai started dancing at  the age of 4, she began her training at Cleo Parker Robinson Dance at age 7. She started off taking Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz, West African, & Hip-Hop. Her natural ability to dance was expressed through Hip-Hop & West African.

In 2010 Janai decided to audition for & attend The Denver School of the Arts, where she received training in Ballet, Modern, Improvisation, composing pieces, partner work, tracing floor patterns & more.

She continued her studies at Overland High School where she joined the Poms team in 2013 starting off on the Junior Varsity squad. She then joined the Varsity state squad in 2014, taking home 2nd place in the overall Hip-Hop division in the state competition!

She began teaching choreography in high school to her Poms team & the Hip Hop club. She has also taught Acting/Zumba/Hip-Hop/Ballet classes in schools around Colorado through Your Souls Movement Performing Arts, Creative Strategies for Change, Visions Performing Arts College Prep, Mile High Fitness & Creative Dance Kids LLC.​

She began her career in 2016 when she decided to put her name out into the world and pursue her deep passion and love of dance. She initiated training in Zumba to become an instructor & tie in her program #SelfLoveMovement365 helping others love themselves unconditionally in and out of class. She also explored what it meant to become a street dancer and joined Divine Illusion dance crew (2016), the Impeckables/Obsession (2017/2018), and TUSS crew (2019) where they attended local battles and performances.

Janai has also pursued a small start to entrepreneurship by independently contracting herself through DSST: Cole. Shortly after, she served as the Dance Coordinator for Visions Performing Arts College Prep charter school. Here, she ran a dance team for 2.5 years and choreographed for their summer camp "The Wiz" two years in a row. Learning the flaws and diamonds in the education community, Janai has exposed herself to curriculum design, department structure, and program coordination.

 

Currently Janai is pursuing afterschool programming while developing a dance company (Kosmic Influence). She travels around the Denver area to train in and learn different styles (i.e Hip-Hop, House, Vouge & more). Janai envisions growing her brand through community partnership and helping others nurture their desire for a fit, fun and healthy lifestyle.

Voyage Denver Interview: Journey Inside Janai's Process