Janet VennJackson

ADAPT Jazz and Tap

Ms. Venn-Jackson a full-time Professor of Dance and the Program Coordinator of the Music Theatre Performance Program at St. Lawrence College, Brockville. Janet has choreographed major musicals for S.L.C. including CRAZY FOR YOU, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, WHITE CHRISTMAS, NEW FACES, LITTLE WOMEN and OKLAHOMA. Janet also instructs students in Tap, Jazz and Applied Performance courses at all levels of the three-year Advanced Diploma Program.

Janet has performed in over 50 professional television and stage productions inher career, including CBC Specials, the ACTRA awards, the JUNO awards, Wayne and Shuster Specials, Search for Stars and the Tommy Hunter Show.

Ms. Venn-Jackson is well known across Canada, the USA and Mexico, as a choreographer, educator and adjudicator. She is also an Examiner, certified through A.D.A.P.T. and serves as Principal of the A.D.A.P.T. Teacher Training School.

As a busy choreographer, she has choreographed many award-winning routines, television commercials for Quaker Oats and Mattel Toys and a half time show for the NFL.

Students of Ms. Venn-Jackson are also enjoying full time performing arts careers on the professional stage. They have appeared on Toronto stages in such shows as OLIVER, CRAZY FOR YOU, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and HELLO DOLLY! They have also worked on major cruise lines and several students have performed as back-up dancers for Britney Spears, Janet Jackson and Aaron Carter.

She has also choreographed major musicals in the USA including the Performing Arts Institute, Pennsylvania working on shows such as LES MISERABLES, KISS ME KATE, CABARET, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and OLIVER!