Janet LaCava, resides in Pennsylvania, but was born in and lived in New York City until 1992. She began teaching dance in 1973.
Janet trained at New York City schools, such as the Joffrey Ballet School (scholarship recipient), Phil Black's, Broadway Dance Center, and some local studios, to name a few, in ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, ballroom and fitness.
Many of her students have, or had, careers in major ballet companies, professional theater, television, theme parks, cruise ships, Radio City Music Hall, Las Vegas, and other dance venues, as well as dance teachers, studio owners and choreographers. Many of her students have graduated from top college dance programs such as Julliard, N.Y. University, Point Park University, and University of the Arts, in addition to many other.
Ms. LaCava performed professionally in night clubs, musical theater, and special events for major New York professional sports teams, on television, for the armed forces, plus has choreographed for regional ballet companies, theater productions and competitions, and winning several choreography awards at national dance competitions.
Janet ran her own successful dance academy, for several years, before retiring from studio ownership, after which she continued to teach dance at area dance schools for an additional ten years, until her full retirement in 2017.
She is a former member of Dance Educators of America, former president, and competition director, of International Teachers of Dance, and a past guest instructor for National Association of Dance and Affiliated Arts, Inc. In the past she founded and organized The Road to Broadway Talent Competition, and the Road to Broadway Pageants.
Additionally, Janet had worked as a stage manager for dance performances for dance schools and other charitable dance events, and judged for many, national, Canadian, and regional dance competitions.
Ms. LaCava has years of experience as a competitor in ballroom and performing arts dance competitions, winning many awards and titles in the US and the UK.
Additionally, Janet has written columns and articles on dance for newspapers and dance periodicals and magazines, is the former Vice President of Dancers for Dimes, a dance performance charity event to raise funds for the March of Dimes, and a past board member, Vice President, and later President, for the Arts Academy Elementary Charter School.
She is now enjoying her retirement, by traveling with her husband, running the Road to Broadway Mini Dance Competition, and loves spending time with family and doing amateur photography.
She is happily married, since 1975 and a proud parent and grandparent, and enjoys keeping in touch with her dance students on social media.
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