A Message From Janicka A. Arthur
I AM Janicka A. Arthur, an Entrepreneur, Choreographer, and Movement Strategist.
My mission is to teach hardworking individuals like you that BALLET is more than intricate steps and pretty costumes. It is an artistic tool used to eliminate fear, overcome preconceived notions, and to maintain a personal drive for excellence.
My journey began at the ETA Cultural Center on the Southside of Chicago. After finding my passion in dance, I continued my education by attending the only independent art high school in Illinois, The Chicago Academy for the Arts 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 School, Ballet Chicago, Jeraldyne’s School of Dance, and Deeply Rooted Productions. In 2008, I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Performance from Southern Methodist University where I performed many works including the reconstruction of Martha Graham’s “Panorama” and Agnes De Mille’s “The Four Marys”.
My desire for teaching ignited in an audition. There I was, standing boldly before the panel assured that my training had prepared me for that exact moment. Not because I had been trained by the best instructors (which I had), but that the technique itself (Ballet specifically) had nurtured me into a woman full of confidence, strength, and the tenacity to overcome any obstacle placed before me.
Today, I would love to share that experience with you.
The ability to:
Ready when you are,
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