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09
Jan

ARIS-DANCE.COM – THE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ABOUT HER FILM “TAKE THE LEAD”

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ARIS-Dance.com EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with JoAnn Jansen, choreographer of the up-coming movie ‘Take The Lead’ aris-dance.com: Why are you in Canada, are you working on another film? JoAnn Jansen: Yes, but not as a choreographer. I am working on this film as an acting coach. aris-dance.com: Really? Is this the first time? JoAnn Jansen: No –

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09
Jan

LA TIMES, “DANCE, AND LIFE, LESSONS”

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“Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights” is a story woven from choreographer JoAnn Jansen’s life: the tale of an American teenager’s year in Havana on the cusp of Castro’s revolution. For this follow-up to 1987’s “Dirty Dancing,” Jansen — whose work includes “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Along Came Polly” and the coming “Shall We Dance,” with Jennifer

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09
Jan

Dance Teacher Magazine, “It’s a wrap! Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights takes the ’80s classic to a sizzling new level.”

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More than just a re-imagining of the 80’s classic starring Patrick Swayze. This film offers something different.

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09
Jan

FLARE – CANADA, Sexy Moves to Enhance Your S Curve

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JoAnn Jansen commenting on the benefits of dance and how it can boost your inner-confidence.

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09
Jan

Premiere Magazine, JoAnn answers the question: “What is the perfect Dance Movie?”

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In this article, JoAnn talks about how choreography is an integral part of plot of any production.   West Side Story wins as the perfect dance movie!

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09
Jan

Latina Magazine, JoAnn talks about: “How dirty dancing ended up in Havana.”

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JoAnn talks about her childhood and how dirty dancing ended up in Havana.

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09
Jan

Dance Spirit Magazine – The Charmed Life

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Choreographer JoAnn Jansen talks to Dance Spirit Magazine in their 2006 issue about her career, her love of dance and the industry.

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09
Jan

New York Times, “The Catskills Meet Castro: ‘Dirty Dancing’ in Cuba”

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JoAnn Jansen sits down with the New York Times to talk about Dirty Dancing in Cuba.

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