Alumnae/i Profile

Janet Das, MFA

Janet DasJanet Das is a dancer, teacher and choreographer. She received her MFA in performance and choreography from Mills College and has gone on to dance professionally for many companies and choreographers. Most recently she was a member of AXIS Dance Company where she had the privilege to dance in the works of Alex Ketley, David Dorfman, Joe Goode, Sonya Delwaide, Kate Weare and Shinichi Iova-Koga. Janet currently dances for Katie Faulkner's little seismic dance company and teaches dance and pilates classes throughout the Bay Area.

What about your Mills experience have you continued to benefit from since graduating?

The confidence that I gained while at Mills is probably most valuable. Putting yourself through a rigorous grad program you can't help but to grow as a person from it. I learned an incredible amount from all of my instructors that have helped shape me as a person and an artist and as a teacher. Also the relationships I gained with my fellow students have stayed with me and continued to be a supportive network emotionally and creatively.

How has dance helped shape your current work or passions?

Dance is my passion and I work really hard to keep dance as my main work. What keeps me working so hard is my passion for it.

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Last Updated: 3/15/18