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Janaya French



Janaya French was born in Denver, Colorado where she started dancing at age 3 and continued her training at Michelle Latimer Dance Academy. After graduating in 2010, Janaya started her dance career assisting West Coast Dance Explosion for their 2010/2011 season. She moved to Los Angeles in May 2011 and is currently signed with Bloc Talent Agency. In May 2012 she made one of her proudest accomplishments as she was a part of the Top 20 dancers on Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance. On the show she worked with Emmy nominated/winning choreographers such as Stacy Tookey, Travis Wall, NappyTabs and many more. Once her time on the show concluded she went on to continue pursuing her professional career in LA. Since she moved she has appeared on various TV shoes and Films such as; 2012 Teen Choice Awards with Paramore, 65th Primetime Emmy Awards alongside Neil Patrick Harris, 2015 Billboard awards with Fall Out Boy, The Goldbergs, Glee, Teen Beach 2, Ted 2, the CMA’s with Thomas Rhett and Fall Out Boy, CMA Country Christmas special, 42nd People’s Choice Awards, Grease Live, and TV Land Icon Awards. Janaya just finished touring the country with Maks and Val from Dancing with the Stars on the Our Way tour, appeared on the 22nd Critic’s Choice Awards, and filmed an upcoming episode of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. Janaya is always continuing to audition and further her career in any way possible!