Show Doctor Consulting

Years of experience in staging and movement, an encyclopedic knowledge of repertory, and a gift for finding a quick solution to difficult technical problems make Janet a powerful solution for producers who have shows or  season plans that need to go from good to great.

  • Theater Rep Selection Counsel
    Consulting regarding best possible theater repertory selections for up-coming seasons, based on the artistic, financial and operational requirements of a specific company.

  • Drop-In Show Doctoring
    For troubled productions, doctoring to fine-tune performances, choreography and/or staging.  Available for early fixes or last minute (final week’s rehearsals) emergencies.

Acting Coach

Taking a very practical and very personal approach to the challenge of building stronger performances.

  • Professionals: Personal Coaching
    Providing actors with consistency in professional development by working with them through multiple roles.  Coaching includes blocking, dialogue, musical presentation, song text analysis and choreography preparation.

  • Young Adults: Personal Coaching
    Working with pre-professionals to prep drama program auditions and professional job auditions.  Includes coaching on all elements of the “triple threat” audition: dramatic monologue, song performance and choreography. 

    Janet has had young adult clients accepted by the country’s most competitive musical theater programs.

Tap & Beyond

Starting her career as a tapper at age 5, and living her whole life in the Los Angeles area, Janet has had many opportunities to extend her experience beyond classic theater experience. 

Here are a few of her extended specialities…

  • Vintage Tap Shows
    Choreographed and directed more than 10 tap shows, including Funny Girl, Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes, Dames at Sea, Gypsy and others.

  • Tap-for-Actors Coaching
    20+ years prepping tappers (experienced and novice) for shows and auditions.

  • Children’s Video Direction
    Consulting director / choreographer on new brand of children’s edu-tainment videos (Bopalots by Wonderfun LLC).

  • Motion Capture Choreography for Digital Animation
    Expert in the unique challenge of choreographing characters in motion for translation to digital animation.  For Henson Studios choreographed “Kermambo” and “Baby Miss Piggy” (DVD available on request.)

  • Industrials – Directing and Choreographing
    10+ custom industrial live shows including work for The Mirage / Las Vegas, Harrah’s 60th Anniversary, Disneyland Hotel (client: Goldwell Hair Products), Merrill Lynch Realty and Union Bank of California.