Janell has been with Kansas City Young Audiences (KCYA) since 2015. As Community School of the Arts Coordinator Janell acts as registrar for classes and camps, assists in billing and payables, and manages building use for the CSA.
Before joining KCYA, Janell worked as an actor and dancer in Chicago. Janell has enjoyed teaching acting, music, and dance classes for Emerald City Theatre, Metropolis Performing Arts Center, Spotlight Youth Theater, Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Studio 320 Dance, and Christian Youth Theatre of Kansas City.
When not teaching, Janell loves to direct and choreograph for local theatres. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Missouri State University and a Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from The University of Missouri – Kansas City.