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Janet Ivey is the Creator of Janet’s Planet. Janet Ivey is committed to enriching the lives of children through education and programming. With over 17 years in the media, Ivey has captivated Nashville and beyond with her work and she has received 12 Regional Emmys, 5 Gracie Allen awards and a STEMFLORIDA award for her children’s series Janet’s Planet. This dynamic and fast-paced series is geared to 6 - 10 year olds and focuses on science, space, history and health. Viewers get to travel at the speed of thought and the short form series can be seen on US public television stations nationwide, Club Jelly Telly, BatteryPop and Viddiverse and now HighBrow. Performing as her character from Janet’s Planet™, Janet presents two live shows in performing arts centers around the globe, “Tour of the Solar System” and “Exploring Microgravity.” Through the use of humor, theatrical antics, visual illusions, enticing graphic elements, and opportunities to join Janet on stage, students are fully engaged in the experience. It is in these informal settings that Janet integrates the arts and science with experiential theatre. Both shows are aligned to Next Generation Science and Common Core standards and are based on curriculum endorsed by NASA and Space Florida. The JP Live Shows are 21st century theatre; combining a live theatre experience, with music from Gustav Holst’s “The Planets, Op. 32, complemented by multi-media and experiential learning, Janet’s Planet brings to the stage a LIVE show that encourages scientific literacy. Janet’s and the mission of Janet’s Planet is to encourage young people to stand in their magnificence and to inspire future generations to use their innate intelligence and creativity to create a better future. Janet is proud to be one of Dr. Buzz Aldrin’s ShareScience Ambassadors. Buzz Aldrin chose Janet to be one of his Share Space Ambassadors because of her enthusiasm and dedication for space science education. The Nashville Business Journal, named Janet as one of the Women of Influence in 2010, in the Inspiration and Mentor Category. In 2011, Janet, a beloved Nashvillian, was named as one of Nashville’s 25 Most Beautiful People by Nashville Lifestyles magazine and in 2011 The Nashville Scene's pick for BEST CHILDREN'S TV HOST: was JANET IVEY of JANET'S PLANET! Janet Ivey is an indefatigable advocate for children and has mentored countless young people. Janet’s mission has and will always be to enrich the lives of children via Janet’s Planet, multi-media education and intelligent, informative programming.