About Me

Born and raised in Decatur, GA. 

Lover of chocolate and cheese. 

Proud to be a shorty. 

Booknerd and master scatterbrain. 

Big thinker, hard worker, high expectations. 

Part time mermaid. 

Text, don't call.

janielyoung@gmail.com  |  404-444-0308

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What I do:

  • Business and marketing copywriting

  • Choreography; all ages and genres. Specializing in musical theatre

  • actor, dancer, and singer

  • Audiobook narrator

  • Intuitive Tarot Readings

  • current role: Sr. Communications Manager at Cox Automotive, supporting Manheim

  • corporate interests: content marketing, employee engagement, employer branding, brand voice & storytelling, event planning, workplace culture

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UPCOMING
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LEGALLY BLONDE

North Atlanta High School

 

Directed by Liane LeMaster

Choreography by Janie Young


PERFORMANCES:
March 10 - 12, 2023

 

Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this upbeat story of self-discovery. Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

RECENT
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ROCK OF AGES

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INTRO TO TAROT WORKSHOP

The Upstairs Studio

at Square Root Decatur

 

DATE:
Thursday, October 13, 2022

$25

Curious about the tarot? Whether as an aid for meditation, a means of self-discovery, or a divination tool, this ancient practice offers incredible insight in our modern world. Learn to tap into your intuition to read the cards for yourself or for others. In this practical workshop, we’ll dive beyond book meanings and get right to the heart of how tarot speaks to you as a unique individual. No lectures here! By the end of this two-hour conversational course you will perform a reading of your very own. Bring a notebook and a deck (if you have one).

This class will cover:

  • Choosing a deck – and what to do with it

  • Hearing (and trusting!) your intuition

  • A simple system for reading the cards

  • Reversals

  • Court Cards

  • Spreads

  • Establishing a tarot practice that works for you

 

Ages 15+

Drinks and snacks provided.

Register Here

OnStage Atlanta

 

Directed by Charlie Miller

Choreography by Janie Young

Music Direction by Paul Tate

 

It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace, and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes). But the rock ‘n’ roll fairy tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can Drew, Sherri and the gang save the strip – and themselves – before it’s too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and more hold the answer.

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Past
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JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT 

Assistant Choreographer; playing the role of Mrs. Potiphar

Decatur First Drama

October 4-5, 2019

Decatur First United Methodist Church

Dancing

Hosted by Fall for Fall

Covid-19 has caused entire seasons of dance to be cancelled - festivals, performances, and residencies have been cancelled with no future date in sight. Atlanta is a vibrant, artistic city, and there are more artists than there are opportunities.

Spring for Spring Dance Festival is an opportunity for independent choreographers to present socially distanced work outside. The evening will include a live DJ and visual art. It will include a presentation of 10-13 live works by local choreographers and dancers. Designated seats and lanes will keep social distance procedures in place and masks for audience will be required.

Application: Piece must adhere to social distanced guidelines. Piece can be a new creation or pre-existing work.

Dates: June 4-6, 2020

Location: TBD, location might be different per evening

Line-up will be different nightly.

SPRING FOR SPRING DANCE FESTIVAL

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GA THESPIAN AND JR THESPIAN CONFERENCES

Guest Artist - Musical Theatre Dance Workshops


High School Conference: February 7 - 9, 2020

Middle School Conference: Feb. 29 - Mar. 1, 2020

Columbus, GA

Join us for the best three days of school theatre in Georgia. The Georgia Thespian Conference features a variety of workshops led by theater professionals from around the country. And if that weren’t enough, you also can perform or view individual performance and tech events, audition for scholarships, talk to college representatives from around the country, shop with commercial vendors selling theater merchandise, and hang out with 5,000 other Georgia Thespians.

This year at GA ThesCon we celebrate Georgian artists and Georgia Thespians who excel at their craft!

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MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE FOR KIDS

Mondays, September 9-November 18

5:30pm-7:00pm

 

Grades: 4-12


Classes Begin September 9
Showcase: November 18

No Class October 21

This high-energy dance class will help prepare participants for dance auditions and performance on the musical theater stage, as well as build confidence in students' general stage presence. Each week, students will learn routines choreographed to well-known Broadway musicals, using steps and techniques specific to the current week's choreographical genre.  Class will conclude with a "Showcase" of the numbers learned during the series. This class will benefit dancers of ALL levels!

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SPRING AWAKENING 

Choreography by Janie Young

OnStage Atlanta


July 19 - August 24, 2019.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 3pm

An exhilarating journey of teenage self-discovery, lost innocence and coming-of-age. Winner of 8 Tony Awards, Spring Awakening is a provocative exploration of the journey from adolescence to adulthood told through an electrifying contemporary musical with a pop/rock score. Based on Frank Wedekind's controversial 1891 play of the same name, it follows the interweaving lives of a group of German teenagers as they navigate issues of sexuality, morality, and adulthood. Although set in late-19th century Germany, the angst, emotion, desire and romance still ring true today.

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Shannon Playhouse

 

Taught by Janie Young

March 8, 2020

7:00 - 9:00 PM

1602 Fishburne Drive

Atlanta, GA 30307

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CRUSH YOUR NEXT DANCE CALL WITH CONFIDENCE!

Calling all actors who move, movers who act, dancers who dance, and actors who dance! Wait what? You know what I mean!

As a performer, you must be familiar with a sentence that can cause major anxiety: "Please bring a change of clothes as there will be a dance call." Your blood starts rushing, you break into a sweat...and you haven't even danced yet!
Nail your next audition with this fast-paced, high-energy dance workshop. No jazz squares here--this is high stakes, emotional storytelling through movement. Practice the core techniques you’ll encounter in the audition room, get some tips for standing out (even when you have no idea what you’re doing), and learn an audition-style dance number. Bring your brain and your A-game and get ready to rock your body.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - $7 (expires Feb. 20)

After Feb. 20 - $12

 

Get tickets here
 

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RUMORS

OnStage Atlanta

 

Directed by DeWayne Morgan

Janie Young as Cassie


PERFORMANCES:
February 3 - 19

Friday - Sunday 8:00 pm

 

At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.