Meet The Team
We are so grateful to have a roster of talented coach/actors to sharpen your child's acting skills. Our coaches come with years of experience as professional actors, public school educators, and agency representation among other skill sets. Please take some time and get to know our coaches better through their full bios:
- Coach BJ Gianni (Founder): Instructor for Adult Actors and Parent Managers
- Coach Janae: Instructor for Ages 4 - 7
- Coach Jori: Instructor for Ages 8 - 12
- Coach Raynalle: Instructor for Ages 13 - 19
- Mrs. Ashley: Communications Assistant
BIO: Raynalle Rouse was born in Washington, DC to Reginald and Monique Rouse. Throughout grade school she participated in many school organizations as well as theatrical productions. During her senior year she played the Lion in here high schools production of “The Wiz”. Raynalle was bit by the acting bug and obtained a Theater Degree from West Virginia State University. Over the course of ten years Raynalle has acted in multiple Theatrical Productions and now she finds passion is helping the next generation grow their talents. She is a High School Theater teacher and an acting coach.⠀
BIO: Coach Janae is an actress, dancer and educator from Washington, DC. She began performing for family and friends in living rooms as a young girl, and later progressed to participating in local acting and dancing competitions as she got older. After college, Coach Janae moved to New York City to train with notable dance choreographers and acting coaches. She was signed by a talent agency as a commercial hip-hop dancer and performed in festivals, parades, and music videos. She also trained with various commercial casting directors and booked commercials for Aldo and Birchbox. As a former 3rd grade teacher and elementary school dance teacher, Coach Janae enjoys nurturing the talents of young children. In her spare time, you’ll find her attending dance classes, mentoring young girls, volunteering, writing poetry, playing with dogs, and watching 90s sitcoms. She is thrilled to join the Talented Young Folks team!
BIO: Jori Jackson is a Dallas-based Actress and Teaching Artist. She received her B.S. in Theater and Dance Concentrating in Musical Theater and Performance Directing. She left her passionate mark for teaching young folks with organizations such as Junior Players, Latino Cultural Center, Water Tower Theater and Dallas Children's Theater. Coach Jori has worked with students of various ages starting at 3 years old. She is also a voice-over artist and agency repped in the Texas market.