Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Academy Faculty and Staff

Janey Erdahl
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Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Academy

Janey Erdahl

Performing Arts Preschool Director; Dance Instructor

 Janey Erdahl first began taking lessons at Ankeny Dance when she was only three years old, and as an instructor here she loves to inspire future generations of dancers in the studio where she grew up.

  As a student, Janey studied hard and developed her artistic talents to become a member of the Star Dancers, and she also learned instructional skills in the Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Student Teacher Training Program. As a member of Star Dancers, Janey participated and excelled in competitions in groups and solo work.

 Her experience working with young people here at Ankeny Dance and Performing Arts Academy might just have made an impression on her; she went on to college at Iowa State University to study in the Child, Adult, and Family Services program, and she is using that education as Director of our Performing Arts Preschool in addition to teaching dance.

 Janey is passionate about helping children grow and develop their skills and confidence. Janey graduated from ISU in May of 2011, and has previously worked with children and families in the Child Life Department at Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines in addition to instructing at Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Academy.

 Janey is thrilled for the opportunity to teach the young people at Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Academy and she finds it very rewarding to help her students realize their dreams as dancers and individuals!