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Janie Scott has been serving on the faculty of San José State University for the past 20 years, during which she has taught a wide range of coursework covering the areas of dance and musical theatre history, music theory, jazz dance technique, dance pedagogy, dance appreciation, and musical theatre performance. For the past 18 years she has served as Artistic Director for Company One.
Ms. Scott brings a wealth of professional performing experience to her work her at SJSU. Her professional career provided her the opportunity to work directly with many musical theatre greats including Harold Prince, Stephen Sondheim, Trevor Nunn, and Michael Bennett. She was seen in the original National and International touring companies of A Chorus Line as both Maggie and Diana Morales as well as the Broadway production of Peter Pan as Wendy opposite Sandy Duncan. After working on the Broadway production of Merrily We Roll Along, she joined the original LA Company of Cats. Along the way she has worked summer stock, dinner theatre, regional theatre, Opera San José, Santa Clara Summerfest, NY industrials, and television as a performer, director, or choreographer. She has directed and choreographed for the professional regional company at Cabrillo Stage, while squeezing in her own occasional returns to the stage. In 2000, she appeared as Peter Pan in the Cabrillo Stage production of Peter Pan. In 2003, she was seen as the lead in Annie Get Your Gun, and in 2002 she returned to the New York stage to perform in the 20th Anniversary concert reuinion of Merrily We Roll Along, under the direction of Tony award-winning director Kathleen Marshall.