|Ankeny Dance & Performing Arts Academy
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
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.
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