It was vey hot at Coachella in Indio, California this past weekend, and we’re not talking weather. While fans traveled from all over the world to see a big lineup of their favorite artists, we don’t think any act shut it down like the seductive City Girls. But the set wouldn’t have been as great as it was without the moves of a well-known HBCU dancer turning up the stage!
Alabama State University alumna Janae Harrington was one of several dancers rocking a green two-piece on the City Girls set. Reminiscent of the Miami Dolphins uniforms, the dancers compliments the hot orange costumes of artists “JT” and “Yung Miami.” While on stage the duo performed hits “Twerkulator” and “Said Sum.” With a pole, palm trees, and other things on stage the fans enjoyed a true show. The City Girls raised the bar even higher when hit rapper Moneybagg Yo suddenly appeared on stage as a surprise guest. If Harrington hadn’t performed at Coachella before, this was no doubt the perfect time to do it.
While at ASU, Harrington was very intentional about using her HBCU experience to follow her dreams. She majored in dance and worked her way up to a spot among the famed Stingettes. “I joined the ASU Stingettes my sophomore year in 2017 and earned captain two years later in 2019 which was my senior year. As captain, I put Miami on the map and showcased moves, ideas and much more that made me a legendary Stingette Captain,” she told Voyage Miami in 2020.
Since leaving ASU, Janae has grown her “Eyes Dance Down” dance brand, which she named after her unique green eyes. “I’ve always been very dedicated to my craft and people admire that,” she said. “I’ve always been very competitive, energetic and different. When dancing, I have my very own flavor similar to a sweet and sour candy. You can have whichever flavor you want. I’m proud of myself because I made it through the trenches while people I loved consistently doubted me to my face. I’m just a different breed when it comes to dance. I dance like my life depends on it because it does!”