Janene - a white woman in her 40s in a black sweatshirt looking excited

Education Manager and Delivery Lead

Janene has been leading contemporary and creative dance classes across Herefordshire over the past 14 years, working extensively with children, young people and adults of all ages and abilities in community settings and in education.

Janene’s main passion and focus is the development and teaching of dance for children and young people which includes designing and leading CPD sessions and INSET and support for teachers.

Starting dance at the age of 3, Janene learnt ballet, tap and disco as well as competing heavily in Latin American dancing! Her passion for dance led into a BTEC Performing Arts course (distinction) and a degree in Contemporary Arts (major Dance) at Manchester Metropolitan University where she studied Contemporary and Community Dance, alongside gaining experience in dance opportunities for people with disabilities.

Arts Council England Worcester Municipal Charities Baily Thomas Charitable Fund Eveson Charitable Trust United by 2022 Legacy FABRIC People Dancing Professional Member Arts Award Supporter

Dancefest is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and also gratefully receives funding from Worcester Municipal Charities, Baily Thomas Charitable Fund, The Eveson Trust, Dumbreck Charity, Albright Grimley Charity, and WA Cadbury Charitable Trust.

Our Masterclass and Stopgap work is part of Keep Moving, which is produced by FABRIC, generously supported by United by 2022, as part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Legacy Enhancement Fund through West Midlands Combined Authority.