Whitney's Introduction blog post / by Valerie Green

Hello! My name is Whitney Janis. I am a professional dancer based in New York City, and I am thrilled to be working as the new Programs Manager at Green Space.

I admire how Green Space brings dance to the wider community by offering public classes, discounted studio space, and high-quality performances each month. I look forward to helping Green Space continue to make dance accessible to artists, students and the general public.

A little bit about me: Born and raised in New York City, I began taking ballet classes at Ballet Academy East when I was six years old. During high school I trained on scholarship at The Ailey School, the official school of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. In 2011, I received my undergraduate degree in Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. After moving back to New York, I worked as the Gifts Coordinator and the Administrative Assistant of Institutional Giving at the New York Philharmonic from 2012-2016. I later completed two years of professional training at Ailey through the Independent Study program, and am now happy to be working with three modern dance companies in New York.

I look forward to seeing you at a class or a performance at Green Space soon!