Janine Bryant is currently co-directing the dance program at Eastern University. 'Prof B.', as her students call her, teaches courses for Dance, Biokinetics and the Loeb School of Education, as well as the Campolo College of Graduate Studies. ¬†Janine is also on staff at Montgomery County Community College. She has been teaching technique and choreographing classical and contemporary ballets for more than twenty years.¬†
She received her B.F.A. in Modern Dance from the University of the Arts in 1986. Janine was a scholarship student at the Martha Graham School under Martha Graham, Diane Gray, Kevin Keenan, Yuriko, Pearl Lang, Peggy Lyman, Ethel Winter, Jacqueline Bulglisi, Don Foreman, Marianne Bachmann, and Armgard Von Barteleben. While in New York, Janine danced with the Pearl Lang Dance Company and appeared in the cast of Ms. Lang's "The Beloved", filmed at Brooklyn College. Janine also worked with Lynne Lesniak and Dancers, an offshoot of the Alwin Nikolai Company.
In addition to her studies at the Graham School in New York, Janine was also on scholarship at the Peridance Center where she worked with Igal Perry, Miguel Moore and Zvi Gottheiner. Independently, Janine studied with Finis Jhung, David Howard and Madame Gabriella Darvash (Kirov technique). She also worked with Kathy Grant in New York to learn the Pilates. Janine was chosen to dance the solo role of Doris Humphrey's "The Call and Breath of Fire" for the Philadelphia Dance Theatre and was personally coached by Ernestine Stodelle for the role. In the fall of 1990, Janine was one of two Americans accepted for study to The Royal Academy of Dancing in London, and earned her Elementary Excutant Certification and her Pre-Elementary Teaching Certification, both certifications are recognized in 52 countries worldwide. ¬†Janine founded and directed The Professional School (TPS) in Turnersville, NJ, from 1991 through 2002. ¬†TPS was a technique-based studio where many of her high school seniors received scholarship. ¬†She has been a frequent guest lecturer at The University of the Arts where she received their prestigious Silver Star Alumni Award in 1996. The Silver Star Alumni award has been bestowed upon nearly 100 graduates of the University's College of Art and Design and College of Performing Arts. The honorees are selected because they are role models and represent educational and artistic excellence that the University's faculty works hard to achieve.¬†
Janine is a guest artist for the Black Rock Dance Company in Reno, Nevada, where she creates new works and teaches master classes. Janine was recently added to the guest faculty of DeSales University for their Summer Intensive 2012. ¬†Janine is a new member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science and has also begun preliminary research toward earning her PhD in Dance Science from Wolverhampton University in the United Kingdom. Janine is passionate about teaching solid technique at a university level as well as stressing the historical and technical importance of teaching the Martha Graham technique to all dancers during their formative training years. Janine lives in Audubon, PA with her dashing husband, David, and their two sons, Noah and Nathanael.