Pronouns: Janpi /He /She / They
JanpiStar was born and raised in Puerto Rico. They got involved with art for the first time through the music at the Fine Art School Anita Toro Hernández as a 12-year-old playing the clarinet. In 2012 Janpi began their Bachelor Degree in Drama at the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras and had the opportunity to work with Viveca Vazquez, Carola Garcia and Petra Bravo. Janpi began to dance on January 2013 with Juan Maria Seller inthe School For the Performing Arts at Guaynabo Puerto Rico.
They then took workshops in writing, movement, acting and semiotics in Ecuador with the group Malayerba. Janpi has also done workshops with the Candoco Dance Company and went to their audition. They worked with the theater group "Jóvenes del 98" directed by Maritza Perez and trained dance in The School for the Performing Arts directed by Waldo Gonzalez. Janpi has worked with choreographers including Robert Dekkers, Arthur Pita and Jennifer Archibald as well as Petra Bravo with "instalaciones Coreograficas , la casitas de Santurce" in The Fine Arts Center of Puerto Rico. Janpi’s most recent solo work of choreography was commissioned for the inaugural Queering Dance Festival, FROLIC.
Janpi teaches high energy, online salsa classes that will get you moving!
What do you teach? On Sundays Janpi will take you on a journey of movements through the rhythm of Salsa music and you will find a virtual space to dance & be free.. During the class you will learn and practice different movements that you will be able to use at the end of class to explore and dance with others, or just take the information to yourself and dance at any time. You will be provided movement options and adaptations that you can use to adapt to your body and abilities on that day.
How do you teach? Using different actions, words, levels, directions and velocities JanpiStar' main focus is for you to find your own approach to the movement through these tools that they are gonna facilitate.
What do you focus on? Janpi's Salsa Class is focused on being Accessible for everybody. Anyone can come and take a Salsa class online because this class is to have fun.
Where do you take inspiration from? Janpi's Salsa Class is based in the original Salsa technique. With their knowledge on physically integrated dance he was able to recreate a "Salsa Class" that includes everybody.
Who are these classes for? Classes are designed for everybody and everyone is welcome !
The instructions that Janpi gives are easy to use and understand. You can dance with your family . You can dance with yourself . You can dance with us!
(Age range 12 - 100 years old. If someone is a minor they can join with a companion. If you have a disability and require assistance, we highly suggest that you join the class with a person assisting you at all times during the online classes. )