New Orleans, LA
Fun fact: Janessa twirled baton until she was nine years old. Her talent was incorporated into a moment in King Arthur’s Camelot when, just after King Arthur and Guinevere are married, Guinevere twirls a rose in the air while dancing.
-Giacobbe Academy of Dance
-Royal Danish Ballet
-Pacific Northwest Ballet
-Delta Festival Ballet
Favorite roles: Aurora, The Sleeping Beauty; Odile/Odette, Swan Lake; Jorma Elo’s Plan to B; Guinevere from Camelot by Victoria Morgan, principal in Yuri Possokhov's Classical Symphony and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet by Victoria Morgan & Alice in Septime Webre's ALICE (in wonderland)
|ALICE (IN WONDERLAND)||Swan Lake | Photography: Peter Mueller||Romeo & Juliet|
"Fiery, playful, passionate - her performances have achieved a dramatic range to match her technical skills." - David Lyman, The Enquirer
"Touchet is one of those dancers who can't hide her enthusiasm. And in this role [Aurora, The Sleeping Beauty] - a 16-year-old who is resurrected and finds the love of her life - she is mesmerizing. The choreography is as challenging as it is daring. But Touchet has the technique and the bravado to pull it off." - David Lyman, The Enquirer
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Photo credit: Peter Mueller, The Sleeping Beauty