Janeill Cooper is a dance maker, performing artist and proud native of Queens, NY. Since beginning her dance training locally at Edge School of the Arts she continued to receive training from Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts, and The Ailey School. Janeill earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield. Janeill was a member of Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE and is currently collaborating with Christal Brown’s INSPIRIT. Now residing in Brooklyn, she is creating, performing, teaching, and working in arts administration. Janeill has presented her work at Center Performance Research, Movement Research at the Judson Church, and in New Dance Alliance's Performance Mix Festival 33. In 2018, Janeill was a BRIClab Artist in Residence, and BAX Upstart Artist. Through her work, creatively and otherwise, Janeill seeks to be a small contributor to the great community of those working to increase the visibility, access, and quality of life for Black people, inside and outside of artistic spaces.
Photo by Michel Leroy