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Janelle Issis
Janelle9
Season Season 9
Birthday April 24, 1988
Age 32
Hometown Vestavia Hills, Alabama
So You Think You Can Dance Profile
Age during Season 24
Partner(s) Dareian Kujawa
Placement Top 14
All-Star Profile
Janelle Jalila Issis (born April 24, 1988) is a Belly Dancer. She competed in the ninth season of So You Think You Can Dance and placed in the Top 14.

BiographyEdit

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.

To see all of Janelle Issis's performances from Season 9, click here.

Post-SYTYCDEdit

Issis is currently teaching at Broadway Dance Center.[1]

GalleryEdit

VideosEdit

Janelle Issis - Belly Dancing in 3D! - So You Think You Can Dance - Atlanta Auditions

Janelle Issis - Belly Dancing in 3D! - So You Think You Can Dance - Atlanta Auditions

Atlanta Audition

Janelle & Dareian - African Jazz

Janelle & Dareian - African Jazz

Top 20 - Sean Cheesman African Jazz w/ Dareian


Janelle & Dareian - Lyrical Hip Hop

Janelle & Dareian - Lyrical Hip Hop

Top 20 - Christopher Scott Lyrical Hip-hop w/ Dareian

Janelle & Dareian - Cha Cha

Janelle & Dareian - Cha Cha

Top 16 - Pasha Kovalev Cha-cha-cha w/ Dareian


Janelle & Dareian - Contemporary (Mia)

Janelle & Dareian - Contemporary (Mia)

Top 14 - Mia Michaels Contemporary w/ Dareian

Janelle Solo 1

Janelle Solo 1

Top 14 - Bottom 6 solo


TriviaEdit

  • Janelle is the first belly dancer to make it in to the Top 20.
  • Her favorite color is purple.
  • She likes to write raps.

External LinkEdit

  1. https://www.broadwaydancecenter.com/faculty/janelle-issis
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