Janelle C. Cambridge (Nellie) was raised in Brooklyn, New York. She knew she wanted to be a dancer at the age of three years old, and never wanted to do anything else but dance and share her talent with others. She started out dancing at a private dance competition studio doing Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Lyrical, then went off teaching at the age of 15 years old. She wanted to expand her knowledge of dance by getting scholarships at schools in New York City such as The Martha Graham School, Joffery Ballet, Alvin Ailey, and Broadway Dance Center, and studied with Sheila Barker and Frank Hattchett. After years of training at those amazing schools,she had her daughter in 2000. Nellie realized she wanted to find out how to get into the commercial world of dance, and thats when she met her future mentor, friend, and sister of dance Rhapsody James. After her second class with Rhapsody, Ms. James pulled Nellie to the side and asked her if she would like to join her company, Rhapsody The Company. Coming from a private competition dance studio (DWDC) to training at the best schools in New York City from Ballet, Modern and Jazz, her life was about to take a turn for the best cause Rhapsody James believed that Nellie had it in her to also be able to do Hip-Hop and Street Jazz too. That all started in 2001 at the studios of BDC and after 10 years of being in her company Rhapsody also cast Nellie in her new amazing show Siren Assassin Dance to Die for. Siren Assassin has been successful in New York City for 3 years and went on to be successful in LA. Nellie plays Venom The Housewife.
From then on she has been in movies such as American Gangster as a principal dancer, Step Up 2 The Streets, and Step Up 3D playing as Fly. Then went off to dancing for Ms. Bette Midler in the hit show in vegas The Showgirl Must Go On as a show girl for two years. Also worked in awards shows such as MTV, AMA's and Hip-Hop Honors. Working with artist like Beyonce, Rihianna, and New Kids on The Block, Kelis, Musiq Soulchild, Ginuwine, Mary J. Blige, etc. Nellie also had the privilege of working with choreographers as the amazing Luther Brown, Kevin Maher, Fatima Robinson, Laurie Ann Gibson, Dave Scott, Hi Hat, Rich and Tone, and the amazing Ms. Toni Basil.
Nellie is also in a Poppin group in LA called The LB's formally know as The Lady Boogaloos, which is founded and created by The Legendary "Poppin Pete". She recently just came back from teaching in Guam for two and a half months. What's next for Nellie, is to continue to follow her dreams and to keep trying to share her talent with others, and to give back to the next generation. Read less