Janet Dacal

Janet D.

Burbank, CA

Lesson Details



Janet delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
June 1998

HI! I'm Janet and I can't wait to work with you! I'm available for in-home, in-studio, and online lessons worldwide. I've been performing and teaching professionally since 1998. Although trained in standard teaching methods, I've developed a means of teaching to positively enhance your vocal strength, ear-training, and technique..and most importantly, to have fun while doing it! My objective as a teacher is to help you achieve your goals as a singer, so let's get started!!!


BROADWAY - "In The Heights" Nina/Carla (Vanessa Understudy)
Jun 2008 - Jun 2011

Janet originated the role of Carla (understudy Nina/Vanessa) in the Broadway Production and later took over as the lead, Nina Rosario.
Score by Lin-Manuel Miranda / Director Thomas Kail

BROADWAY - "Wonderland" Alice
Jun 2009 - May 2011

Janet starred as Alice in the Broadway Musical, "Wonderland."
Score by Frank Wildhorn / Directed by Gregory Boyd

BROADWAY - "Good Vibrations" Surfer Girl
Jan 2005 - Jul 2005


Jan 2008 - Present
Aaron Hagan Vocal Studio
Jun 2004 - Dec 2007
Florida International University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Dec 2012
Carbonell Award
Drama Desk Award
Jun 2007
In The Heights - Broadway


Actors' Equity Association
Jan 2002

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Jun 1998

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

Photos & Videos

Performing at the 2008 Tony Awards with the Tony Winning Musical, IN THE HEIGHTS.
Singing the title song, "Finding Wonderland", from the musical WONDERLAND on Broadway.
Production Shot - Alice in WONDERLAND on Broadway.

Tony Awards 2008 with IN THE HEIGHTS - FINAL BOW!

Singing at the FRANK & FRIENDS Concert ,held at BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB, in NYC.

Warming up before a the MAD MEN CONCERT with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by NY Pops Director Steven Reineke!

Singing at the Broadway Unplugged Concert in Miami, FL.

Performing with my orchestra, THE ALVAREZ ORCHESTRA!

Performing Nina's song, "Breathe" from the Broadway Musical, IN THE HEIGHTS, on the Broadway Cruise.
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9 Reviews

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Jaimie W. Jan 19, 2016
Broadway Singing · Online

Wonderful teacher! So talented.

Cherilyn Jan 11, 2016
Musical Theater · In studio

Ms. Janet Dacal has been a wonderful mentor and instructor to all of my Musical Theater students at MAD Dance Inc. Her love for children of all ages is beautiful to see. She conducts all of her classes either, Audition Prep, Vocal Technique, Acting Technique or Broadway Singing in a professional and fun manner. It is evident that she truly cares for each student.

All of my students have learned tremendously with Ms. Dacal and they continue to thrive under her direction. I have known Janet for almost 10 years now and to this day she continues to inspire me as well. Her patience, dedication and teaching techniques have helped my students be the best that they could be. They all long to continue on this Broadway journey and I know, without a doubt, they will reach their dream with Janet.

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Peter Flynn, Director of MT, Stella Adler Studios, NYC Jan 10, 2016
Musical Theater · In studio

Janet brings both excellent craft and a rich understanding of Musical Theatre Interpretation to each of her lessons. She is a rare teacher in that she listens to each student's need and is able to translate her experience and guidance into simple, clear cut language that is immediately useful.
I am Director of Musical Theatre at the Stella Adler Studio, & I am happy always happy when Janet is able to join our faculty.

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Eliseo Jan 10, 2016

Have worked with Janet on Broadway as well as other projects. Quite insightful and intuitive actor. She'd be a great Instructor/Teacher/guide to students seeking their way toward their careers in Acting/Theatre/Performing. They'd be lucky to have her expertise and guidance.

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Stephanie Jan 10, 2016
Broadway Singing · In studio

Janet is skilled, knowledgable and SO KIND. She never makes me feel bad about myself. Her teaching is nurturing and supportive.

Lilly Jan 9, 2016
Singing · In home

Janet is a true professional. She is efficient, timely, knowledgeable and has a fantastic demeanor. I highly recommend Janet Dacal!!! Her voice is beautiful and she backs it up with the ability to teach anyone.

Kim Jan 9, 2016
Broadway Singing · In studio

Janet is not only beautiful and accomplished, but is intelligent, knowledgeable and a great instructor. Every student enjoyed and looked forward to each day of the class and missed her terribly when the class was over.

Alberto Jan 9, 2016

I've had the pleasure of knowing and working with Janet for 5 years now. She is definitely world class talent. Not only is she a very talented and awesome performer but educator as well. She can not only "do" but teach and communicate it effectively.

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Noemi Jan 9, 2016
Musical Theater · In studio

Janet goes above and beyond with her students. She invests not only in your growth, but in you as a person. She is a ball of joy that will brighten your day while dropping nuggets of wisdom and strategy on how to take your craft to the next level. Thank you Janet!

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