Salsa Instructor

Music I'm loving now

Favorite Artist:

Jose Alberto "El Canario"

Favorite Dances:

Salsa / Cha Cha


Favorite Dance Song:

Azucar Negra - Celia Cruz

Janette Valenzuela is an accomplished dance creator of the LA Salsa scene. Having co-founded the world famous "Salsa Brava Dance Company" offered her the opportunity to choreograph, perform, compete and instruct in film, tv, music videos, live concerts and travel. 

Janette has performed , choreographed, instructed and judged in New York, Puerto Rico, Milan, London, Paris Mexico City, Miami and Tokyo.

Janette's choreography skills led her to work in Japan for 10 years to create her own dance company "JJ's Salsa Japan".

Janette is a former dance champion and is sought after to judge the most prestigious dance competitions such as the Mayan, Stevens Steakhouse, and The World Latin Dance Cup.

Janette's credentials led her to receive various awards for her achievement and contribution to the salsa world such as The LA Salsa Festival and Japan Salsa Congress.

Janette's film credits include "Dance with Me" and "Blow,"

Janette has had the honor to dance and work with artists such as Tito Nieves, Marco Antonio Solis, Grupo Niche, La Charanga Habanera, Orquesta De La Luz, RMM All Stars, Eva Longoria, Chayanne, Vanessa Williams, Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz. She has performed in LA;s most prestigious venues, The Jon Anson Ford Amphitheater, The Gibson Amphitheater, Fiesta Broadway and The Hollywood Bowl.

Janette loves to teach Salsa and demonstrates patience with her students while working with them to develop their technique, skill, musicality, and footwork.

Janette's dance routines


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