Janelle Issis is a world-renowned belly dancer, choreographer, teacher, model, certified yogini, and nutritionist. She studied belly dancing as protégé to Aziza of Birmingham and earned a bachelor’s degree in dance at the University of Alabama. As the first bellydancer ever on the show, Janelle danced her way to the Top 6 on Season 9 of SYTYCD. Her most recent credits include working with Marguerite Derricks on Season 3 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, dancing with Derek and Julianne Hough on Good Morning America, and performing with J Balvin in an international T-Mobile commercial. Janelle currently teaches in New York City at the Broadway Dance Center, Ailey Extension, and several other companies. Janelle also started her own line of JanelleyBelly dancewear and online dance classes.