About Janet

With extensive directing and choreography experience (including more than 70 shows in a variety of theater genres and diverse acting communities), Janet is comfortable working with actors both professional and avocational, from ages 5 to 95, performing in a wide range of settings – from simple community centers, to professional regional theaters, to Off-Broadway in New York. Her achievements include:

Additional Training & Education

  • Directors’ Lab West Los Angeles Panelist, To Be A Kid- 2011
  • Directors’ Lab West Los Angeles Panelist, An Arm And A Leg- 2010
  • Directors’ Lab West Los Angeles planning sub-committee – 2009
  • Directors’ Lab West Los Angeles Panelist, Children’s Theatre Session – 2004
  • Directors’ Lab West, Los Angeles – 2003
  • Stage Directors’ and Choreographers’ Foundation Symposium: Building the American Musical (NYC) – 2002
  • State of California Community College Credential in Dance Instruction – 1991

Repertory Musical Theater

Major portfolio of successful musical theater productions:

  • 30+ standard rep musicals produced by a range of professional, community, college and family theater companies.
  • 25+ premieres: original shows (musicals, tap shows, cabaret, etc).
  • Partners: work with more than 20 production companies, many with repeat engagements.

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Repertory Dramatic Theater

Directing experience includes broad range of genres. Titles include: The Odd Couple, The Crucible, The Miracle Worker, The Nerd, Of Mice and Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, Grapes of Wrath and others.

  • 2004-Current Resident Director, Phantom Projects. 
  • 2004 Resident Director, Torrance Theatre Company.

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Summer Stock

Extensive experience with rapid show development and staging, including “nine shows in nine weeks” schedule for College Light Opera Company.

College & Prep-School

15+ shows directed at the undergraduate level.  10+ shows directed at the high school & prep school level, including two years at the Choate Rosemary Hall Prep School Summer Theater Intensive Workshop.

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Family Musical Theater

More than 18 years and 40 shows directing and choreographing professionals, children and community member adult actors.

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