Janella discovered belly dance in 2001 and began her classical Egyptian studies with Autumn Leah Ward and Rachel Kay Brookmire. She has continued her studies with several faculty members of Sahara Dance as well as master instructors in both classical and tribal belly dance.
Janella is strongly committed to the growth and creativity of tribal belly dance while having a strong foundation and appreciation for classical Egyptian raqs sharqi. Janella performs regularly with Raqs Caravan West, Raquettes Beledi, and Tribal Remix, a tribal fusion troupe.
Janella wants to share with her students that the fun, energy and excitement of belly dance is accessible to all women.
To learn more about Janella, please check out her Hip Talk interview.