Janae was born in Perth WA and commenced her dance training from the early age of 18mths. She grew up experiencing many different genres with her mum at Bullsbrook Dance Academy and developed a love of ballet when she was accepted as an ITP student with the Australian Ballet School at the age of 10yrs. Janae also trianed at Toodyay Ballet School with Lani McGeady & The Graduate College of Dance under the direction of Dawn Weller to further hence her ballet training.
At the age of 14 Janae was accepted into the full time classical ballet program at the Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy where she moved to Sydney and trained for 3 yrs. Following a successful ballet tour to Europe/UK in 2017, Janae accepted an offer to train at the Hochschule Fur Musik Und Theater Ballett Akadamie in München Germany in 2018. Janae’s performance highlights include Top 8 of the Senior Scholarship at the Sydney Eisteddfod and performing at the Opera House, dancing the role of Clara in the Sydney City Youth Ballet Nutcracker 2015 & 2016 and performing the Les Sylphides Pas de deux in Together Live SCYB with SYO Philharmonic.
In January 2019 Janae moved to Melbourne to commence her contract with the Victorian State Ballet Company and has now been promoted to Soloist where she has danced the lead roles of Giselle, Aurora In Sleeping Beauty, Cygnet in Swan Lake & Plumette In Beauty & the Beast. Janae also has a love of teaching & choreography & loves to share her passion & knowledge with the up and coming students in the dance industry. Janae is also a certified teacher with the Progressing Ballet Technique & is looking forward to working with the MDT students sharing her passion of dance.