Jason Janas hails from northern New Jersey where his dance education began. He started his rhythm tap career with the New Jersey Tap Ensemble under the direction of Ms. Deborah Mitchell. His move to Charlotte, North Carolina didn't stop his determination; there he danced with North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble under the direction of Mr. Gene Medler. With his career underway, he joined Tapestry Dance Company in Austin, Texas. In his 6 years at Tapestry Jason toured Souls Of Our Feet and received Austin Critics nominations for his choreography and improvisation. Busy teaching, performing, and choreographing in Austin, Jason managed to produce his own tap festival Hoofin? Ground in Charlotte NC for the past 4 years. He took a short hiatus from Tapestry to perform in Derick Grant's Imagine Tap in Chicago. Each summer you are sure to see him teaching at many of the Tap Festivals such as Vancouver Tap fest, Third Coast Rhythm Project in San Antonio TX, Tap City in NYC, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Cleveland tap fest, and Soul to Soul in Austin TX. Some of his latest credits, under the direction of Ayodele Casel, include Wonderland, Tappy Holidays in NYC, and Diary of a Tap Dancer at the Apollo Theatre. His choreography and improvisation was recently highlighted in the show From Head to Toe.
Jason is currently on an international tour as part of Rasta Thomas's Bad Boys of Dance for the production of Tap Stars. His determination is fueled by influences such as Deborah Mitchell, Dianne Walker, Derrick Grant, Ayodele Casel, and Jason Samuels Smith. Jason continues to teach and choreograph from coast-to-coast while he continues to grow as a tap dancer.