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I am
Janicka A. Arthur,

An entrepreneur, choreographer, movement strategist, public speaker and creative business consultant located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

I work directly with mature aspiring dancers  (just like you) to guide them through physical MOVEment as they develop a mindset of strength and a soul full of passion where their physical victories truly reflect an inner transformation.

 

My journey began at the ETA Cultural Center on the Southside of Chicago.

After finding my passion in dance, I continued my education at The Chicago Academy of Arts, the nation’s premier performing and visual arts high school under the direction of Anna Paskevska and Randy Duncan. Over the years, I became well versed in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and West African Dance receiving additional training from the Ailey SchoolBallet ChicagoJeraldyne’s School of Dance, and Deeply Rooted Productions.

In 2008, I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. It was there that my passion for guiding mature aspiring dancers was born. I credit the art and technique of ballet for nurturing me into a woman full of confidence, strength and tenacity, able to overcome any obstacle placed before me. My desire to empower students with this same glass-ceiling-shattering motivation is what drives me today.

 

 

Dancer,

If you’re searching to find more than just a quick class to take or a way to get your workout in, you’ve found the right place! Here, we create MOVEment deep within our soul. We come to ballet inspired by the strength, grit, and utter courage that it takes to start as a beginner, to develop our minds, to train our bodies, and to humble our souls.

We aren’t seeking a platform for perfection, but rather a constant avenue to be challenged; to wrestle with the trappings of the heart and our minds out on the floor. We know that as we sweat and groan and persevere that our souls are being strengthened, and we take the lessons from the barre back into our everyday life. 

I welcome you with open arms and proper technique if you:

  • Are returning to ballet after a break with dance for years or even decades, and find yourself longing for the full body experience of tuning out from noise and back in to your inner self

  • Come  to ballet for the first time, after feeling inferiority or fear of social stigma or others disapproval

  • Or simply arrive just for the love of nurturing and caring for your body

 

Whoever you are, and whatever your reasons, I know you came to MOVE.

And I am HERE to guide your mind, body and soul to do exactly that.

Ready when you are,

Let's MOVE!

"Janicka motivates me to be a better dancer and to do things I thought were impossible to do!"