Janelle Heatley is an AUDELCO award winning actress, spoken word artist, DJ, and high school Theater and Spoken Word teacher at KIPP NYC College Prep High School for the past 11 years. Heatley received her Bachelors of Fine Arts at SUNY Purchase Acting Conservatory. A few theater credits include Intimate Apparel (Mayme) directed by Dean Irby; The Odyssey (Circe) directed by Woodie King, Jr.; An Evening of One Acts (Jill) directed by Craig Bacon; Medea (Fate #2) and Trojan Woman (Choral Leader). She holds a Masters in Educational Theater at City College. Janelle has produced over 100 theater productions for New Heritage Theater Company and was one of the assistant producers for Harlem Week 2006 and 2007. She has also been the lead stage manager for the Kwanzaa fest at the Museum of Natural History for the past 11 years. Heatley works with youth in the NY tri-state area to help develop their craft as young artists. She recently DJ’d the KIPP School Summit, a charter school teacher’s conference in Las Vegas, to over 2,000 teachers.