Janne is an assistant professor of arts education at HVL. Her PhD-research focuses on creativity and eco-design in STEAM-education. Janne is the coordinator of two EU Erasmus+ projects “Creativity, Art and Science in Primary Education (CASE)” and GSO4SCHOOL. She is the production manager of Global Science Opera (GSO), and is especially engaged in promoting sustainable approaches to quality design in the GSO. She has taught workshops in Japan, Norway, USA, Brazil, Chile, Portugal and Sao Tome & Principe piloting eco-scenography into the GSO initiative . She is also a team-member creating the pilot-project Global Hands On Oceans within the Norwegian Research Council project iSCOPE.
She has a masters degree in Creative Disciplines and Learning Processes and a Bachelor in Design, Arts and Crafts in Education, with an additional course in Textile Culture. Janne has a fifteen-year teaching experience in the Norwegian Folk High School-system, mainly within theatre, costume- and fashion-design and creativity-based projects. Her artistic career spans over two decades and includes both visual arts and theatrical design. As a member of the Association of Norwegian Visual Artists (NBK), she has held several solo-exhibitions and has delivered a sizable amount of art commissioned by larger private companies. She is also a member of Association of Norwegian Scenographers (NSC), and has a long list of productions she´s designed and produced costumes and sets for, including the Norwegian premiere of ”Chess” and ”Miss Saigon”.