|Birthday||April 24, 1988|
|Hometown||Vestavia Hills, Alabama|
|So You Think You Can Dance Profile|
|Age during Season||24|
Issis first started dancing and performing at the age of 4. She is extensively trained in belly dancing, jazz, and tap and continued to study a multitude of dance styles including hip hop, jazz and modern at the University of Alabama under the direction of Professor Cornelius Carter of Alvin Ailey. For several years she has been preparing herself to step into the commercial industry by attending summer classes and events in New York and Los Angeles.
So You Think You Can DanceEdit
Janelle first auditioned for season 9 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Issis is currently teaching at Broadway Dance Center.
- Janelle is the first belly dancer to make it in to the Top 20.
- Her favorite color is purple.
- She likes to write raps.
|Season 9 Contestants|
Alexa Anderson · Amber Jackson · Amelia Lowe · Audrey Case · Brandon Mitchell · Chehon Wespi-Tschopp · Cole Horibe · Cyrus Spencer · Daniel Baker · Dareian Kujawa · Eliana Girard · George Lawrence · Janaya French · Janelle Issis · Lindsay Arnold · Matthew Kazmierczak · Nick Bloxsom-Carter · Tiffany Maher · Will Thomas · Witney Carson