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Janine Beckles


A native of New York City, Janine started dancing at the age of six at Dance Theatre of Harlem, where she studied for eight years under on scholarship. She then continued her training at LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts and The Ailey School (performing "Memoria," "Hymn," and "Revelations,") both on full scholarship. Janine received a BFA in Dance Performance and a BA in Sociology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.  Janine was a National Foundation of the Arts award recipient in Modern Dance in 2000. A former member of Dallas Black Dance Theatre for five years, Janine is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.