Janan Mirza is a dancer, choreographer, and teaching artist based in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a B.A. in dance from Brenau University with a concentration in pre-physical therapy. Janan is a proud alumna of Moving in the Spirit, which became the root to her creative and pre-professional journey. Her dance training integrated the importance of diversity, equity, and proper youth development. At Brenau, Janan danced in works created by esteemed artists such as Du’Bois A’Keen, Carl Flink, and Madia Cooper-Ashirifi. She is currently a teaching artist around Atlanta focusing on early childhood levels in modern, ballet, and jazz. Her wish for her students is to gain the joy dance has always brought her. She believes being a teacher means holding great communication skills and being continuously kind in order to make all students feel welcomed and seen.