About Me

Welcome! May your thirst for knowledge thrive at De Anza College!


I have been teaching for years at De Anza College for both Dance/Theatre and Humanities. 19 years of this time included directing and performing with Janlyn Dance Company, plus choreographing 70 dances for the concert stage, 20 of which were to original sound scores by Doug Morton. I love to teach. Hope to see you in one of my classes!

Classes I Teach

Winter 2023

38094DANC 2201Body Awareness and Conditioning for Dancers
38095DANC 23A01Theory and Technique of Contemporary (Modern) Dance I
38096DANC 23B01Theory and Technique of Contemporary (Modern) Dance II
38097DANC 23C01Theory and Technique of Contemporary (Modern) Dance III
01057HUMI 105Creative Minds

Fall 2022

21652DANC 22K01Theory and Technique of Ballet I
21683DANC 22L01Theory and Technique of Ballet II
22255DANC 22M01Theory and Technique of Ballet III
24686HUMI 104ZCreative Minds

Sample Course Syllabi

Faculty Info

Janet Shaw

Janet Shaw

Humanities & Dance



Baldwin Winery PT Offices/G4 after class


  • M.A., Modern Dance, Univ. of Utah
  • B.A., Cultural Anthropology UCSB

Office Hours

Spring 2018

By appointment, announced in class, and often Tues. and Thurs. 11:15 a.m.

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