Janae Holster (she/they)

Placentia, CA

BFA Class of 2025

Where did you train?

In high school, I trained at California School of the Arts, PAVE School of the Arts, Project 21, and at drop-in studios in LA and NoHo. I lived in DC until middle school and grew up training at Adagio Ballet, the Movement Studios, Capitol Movement, Culture Shock DC, and Joy of Motion.

What inspires you?

I’m inspired by storytellers, acts of selflessness and being around people who are passionate about being good to others. I’m inspired by artists who commit 100% to their craft: the ones that leave you in awe of their ability.

Describe yourself in three words.

Introspective. Compassionate. Curious.

Tell us a fun fact about you.

I share the same birthday as Michael Jackson.

What does it mean to be a part of USC Kaufman?

I get to pursue higher education in the art form I consider my home. I have the opportunity to learn from some of the greats and gain insight into what it takes to have longevity in a dance career and doing it in a well-rounded and supportive environment.