New Orleans, LA
Fun fact: Janessa’s favorite food is McDonald’s French fries.
-Giacobbe Academy of Dance
-Royal Danish Ballet
-Pacific Northwest Ballet
-Delta Festival Ballet
She credits her family for inspiring, encouraging and supporting her career. Touchet is delighted to share her passion for dance with Cincinnati Ballet.
Favorite roles: Marie, The Nutcracker; Rubies, Jewels; Aurora, The Sleeping Beauty; Odile/Odette, Swan Lake; Jorma Elo’s Plan to B
"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
2013/2014 Sponsor: Tiffany & Hampton Shiver
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Photo credit: Peter Mueller, The Sleeping Beauty