Jana's class can be described as highly physical and technical. The warm up focuses on the body as a whole and in motion, with emphasis on building strong technique as a base to support freedom in any style of dance. Her movement phrases can be fast and percussive or lyrical and fluid, but always technically challenging. Her philosophy: dancers will improve technically and grow artistically when given proper guidance and the freedom to express their unique individuality.
Jana is an active teacher, choreographer, and Co-Artistic Director of The Next Stage Project based in New York City. The Next Stage Project (TNSP), a dance collective, founded in 2002, is creating performance opportunities and experiences for dancers on an international scale. By forming partnerships between artists from around the globe and creating performance opportunities, TNSP aims to push artists to their next level and to challenge and encourage creative artistic growth through dance, choreography, performance, education, and exchange programs.
Jana is currently on faculty at Peridance and has taught at renowned schools in New York City such as Steps on Broadway, Dance Space Center, Gibney Dance, Ballet Arts, and the Joffrey Ballet School. She served as a guest instructor for the master’s program at Florida State University (FSU in NYC), and has taught Master Classes and workshops in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and abroad in Canada (Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto), The Netherlands (Theater school School of the Arts, New Dance Studios, Henny Jurriens Foundation, Tilburg Dance Academy and Studio K'dans in The Hague) as well as in Belgium (Fedes), Sweden (Danshogskolan University & Balletakademien), Norway (PRODA, Spinn-Off, Stavanger), France (Paris, Bezier, Vannes), Germany (Berlin, Hannover), Switzerland (Zurich) and Japan (Tokyo, Mishima, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Kobe, Osaka), among others.
Peridance Capezio Center:
126 East 13th Street
New York, NY 10003