Born in Beecher Terrace, Janis Miller took her first tap dance lesson at Baxter Community Center; raised in West Louisville where she continued dance training under Anita Moore creator of the L’Anita Rockettes for over 10 years. She received formal voice training, performed in and won several talents shows, finally winning a scholarship in the Louisville Defender Miss Black Expo Pageant. Voted most talented in her senior year at Shawnee High School and went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education from Kentucky State University.
She was signed to RCA records as an ‘Original member’ of Louisville’s National R&B group, the ‘Newbirth’; managed by Louisville’s very own Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Mr. Harvey Fuqua of the Moonglows. She was also mentored by Motown famed choreographer Cholly ‘Pops’ Atkins. As a professional Performing Artist for 40+ years, she has had a respectable career as a teacher, qualified to assess, guide and advise youth and young adults while imparting life skills necessary to help them become well rounded citizens, ready to fulfill their dreams of a career as Performing Artist. She as a passion to share her knowledge and give hope to our youth who seem hopeless. In a city where the spirit of Muhammad Ali reigns dominant, the youth need to be reminded where they come from as well as who They CAN BE or DO anything they so choose, with a little love, knowledge, and guidance.