Janelle Issis

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Janelle Issis

Janelle Jalila Issis (born c. 1989 in Birmingham) is a bellydance performer and instructor.

Issis is a 2007 graduate of Vestavia Hills High School and earned her bachelor's degree at the University of Alabama in 2011. She is employed as an instructor and choreographer for the Encore Performance Company.

In 2012 Issis successfully auditioned in Atlanta to appear as one of 20 finalists on the FOX reality show "So You Think You Can Dance".


  • Harvey, Alec (June 7, 2012) "Birmingham belly dancer Janelle Issis advances on "So You Think You Can Dance"." The Birmingham News