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Janet Katzenberg Justis Papers

Identifier: D120


Jan Justis was a dancer in Nikolais Dance Theatre. She ran her own dance company, Jan Justis Dance Company, in Denver during the 1980s and 1990s. This collection contains audiovisual material from Janet Justis's career including her time with the Jan Justis Dance Company and a performance at Cherry Creek High School.


  • 1989-1996

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Biographical / Historical

Jan Justis danced professionally with the Nikolais Dance Theatre as Janet Katzenberg. In the 1980's and 90's she created her own Denver-based company, the Jan Justis Dance Company. Her choreography has been shown at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and International Thespian Conferences. Jan holds a BA in dance from Barat College and an MA in Humanities, Theatre and History from CU Denver. A teacher at East, Eaglecrest, and Grandview High Schools, Jan taught and choreographed for both dance and theatre productions. She now lives in Salida where she has served as Artistic Director for the Stage Left Theater Company and produced dance performances at the SteamPlant Theatre. Jan served on the Governor’s Commission on Arts Education, is past president of the Colorado Dance Alliance, and received the Alliance for Colorado Theatre’s Richard L. Knaub award as an outstanding theatre teacher. Jan is a 2020 Legend of Dance.


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Scope and Contents

This collections contains VHS tapes, A DVD, and Hi-8 tapes.


This collection contains (1) series: Audiovisual Materials.

Related Materials

Jan Justis is a 2020 Living Legend of Dance. Her interview has been placed in: Friends of The Dance Archive 'Living Legends of Dance' Oral Histories (D009.19.0007.0020.00001).

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