Quynn Johnson, (Co-creator/Arts in Education Director) Howard University graduate and native of Flint, Michigan, is a multi-award winning performing artist, choreographer, and author. Described by the Washington Post as having a “deliciously buoyant movement quality and a natural organic rhythm.” The 2014 recipient of the Individual Artist Award for Dance: Choreography (MSAC), Quynn’s newest production, SOLE Defined (co-created with Ryan Johnson) is a show with incredible fusion of tap dance and body percussion. SOLE Defined has been presented at The John F. Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, the Intersections: Festival 2012 & 2013, and The Atlas Performing Arts Center. Quynn was a finalist for the 2008 Dance Metro DC Award for “Emerging Group Performers.”
Performance credits include: The Washington Ballet’s “The Great Gatsby”, The Source Festival, Latino Negro, Smithsonian Tribute to Sandman Sims, Broadway”s Lincoln Center, Cirque du Soliel’s Mosaic (D.C.), the National Tap Extravaganza (NYC), Tapology Festival, the International Festival del Folklorico (Colombia, SA) and the Festival del Pacifico i (Colombia, SA) International Festival de Cajon Peruano (Peru, SA).