AOMDT Principal Dancer
(Contemporary, Modern, Jazz, Dance Conditioning, Improvisation, Ballroom, Elementary Ballet)
Janette Dishuk, M.A., R-DMT, LMT is currently an Adjunct Dance Professor at Bergen Community College, professional dancer, and dance/movement therapist. She graduated from Villanova University (B.A. in Sociology with double minor in Psychology and Education) and holds her Master’s Degree in Creative Arts Therapies from Drexel University. Ms. Dishuk performs, teaches, and speaks nationally and internationally, and has worked with renowned dancers, composers, choreographers, anthropologists, and artists from around the globe. Ms. Dishuk has an extensive background focused on community work using dance and the creative arts. She has run ballroom and hip hop dance programs for inner city youth and continues to bring her profound love for dance and the arts to various community programs. As a certified massage therapist and dance therapist, she specializes in cancer/medical/therapeutic massage and mind-body issues related to health and wellness. She has witnessed the positive impact of dance, particularly hip hop and ballroom, on the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities and continues her outreach work with her ensemble of creative artists. Janette is a principal and soloist with AOMDT, teaches classes and directs the AOM Junior Performing Ensemble.