Janelle Issis is a world- renowned belly dancer, choreographer, teacher, actress, and model. She studied belly dancing as a protégé to Aziza of Birmingham and earned a bachelor’s degree in dance at the University of Alabama. As the first belly dancer ever on the show, Janelle danced her way to the Top 6 on Season 9 of SYTYCD. She has performed with numerous artists including Derek and Julianne Hough on Good Morning America and with J Balvin in an international T-Mobile commercial. Janelle currently teaches at Broadway Dance Center, Ailey Extension, and several others. Janelle also has her own unique line of Janelley Belly Dance Wear.