Jason Janas

Jason-Janas-2014Jason Janas’ show credits include “Souls of our Feet” with Tapestry Dance Company, “Wonderland” with Sara Savelli and Ayodele Casel, and most recently co-choreographed and was featured in “Tap Stars” with Rasta Thomas.

He currently teaches for Wild Dance Convention and West Coast Dance Explosion. He is one of the most exceptional rhythm-artists of his generation and is invited to festivals worldwide, and has taught at festivals in New Jersey, Chicago, New York, L.A., Charlotte, Austin, San Antonio, Vancouver, Zurich, Curitiba (Brazil), Moscow, Barcelona, Alessandria (Italy), Olbia (Italy) and Costa Rica.

Originally from New Jersey, he began his tap dance instruction under Ms. Deborah Mitchell and was the first charter member of the New Jersey Tap Ensemble. He then found a love for the dance and continued to learn and study the art form. He also trained and was a member of the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble under the direction of Gene Medler.

His first professional company after high school was Tapestry Dance Company in Austin, TX, under the direction of Acia Gray. He was a principal dancer there for five years. His hard work ethic began to receive notice and Derick Grant invited Jason to be in his show Imagine Tap! which ran for six weeks in Chicago, and changed his life. He loves to tap dance. He loves to learn from other tap dancers, and learn and study about the tap dancers and masters who came before him.