Janet Collard is a dancer, actor, singer, and choreographer from the San Francisco Bay Area. Her love of live performance was sparked at a very young age, starting in the ballet studio then continuing into the worlds of music and theater.
Janet has a BFA in dance from CalArts and an MFA in dance performance and choreography from Mills College. As a dancer, Janet has performed for many choreographers and companies in Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Some of which are; Katie Faulkner’s little seismic dance company, Leyya Tawil’s Dance Elixir, Gerald Casel Dance, Trip Dance Theater, and Nancy Karp and Dancers. Janet was a member of AXIS Dance Company from 2008-2011 where she toured the country performing in the works of David Dorfman, Kate Weare, Joe Goode, and Shinichi Iova-Koga.
As a choreographer, Janet has created works for the Shawl-Anderson Dance Center Youth Ensemble, College of San Mateo, and AXIS Dance Company's youth program.
Her choreographic theater credits include work for, Shotgun Players, Berkeley Playhouse, Douglas Morrison Theater, Re:Act Theatre, CalShakes, Throckmorton Theater and the Youth Musical Theater Company.
Janet Collard Dance Theater works at the intersections of dance and theater to highlight human stories and amplify them on the stage. JCDT is especially interested in feminist themes in order to give a voice to marginalized peoples identifying as female. JCDT believes that the weaving of movement, text, sound and music is a most holistic way to tell a story.
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