Janaya French was born in Denver, Colorado where she started dancing at age 3. She moved to Los Angeles in May 2011 and has since been signed with Bloc Talent Agency. In 2012 she was a part of the Top 20 dancers on Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance, one of her first accomplishments. Since her time on the show 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, TV Land Icon Awards, 22nd Critic’s choice awards, 59th Grammy awards with James Corden, and the new Beauty and the Beast music video with John Legend and Ariana Grande. Janaya most recently filmed scenes for the new movie Valley Girl and danced with Stephen Colbert on the 69th prime time Emmys as well as the Maks and Val tour!