Dancer. Instructor. Choreographer. Author.
Quynn Johnson, a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., is a native of Flint, Michigan. She is a connoisseur of the art of dance, having studied under the masters of Tap and West African dance. However, Quynn is not only a dancer, but she is a skilled and talented performer.
Quynn Johnson has graced many stages, arenas and city streets performing, and teaching dance. She has left her mark on the stage of The Lincoln Center on Broadway, Cirque du Soliel’s Mosaic production in Washington, D.C., the National Tap Dance Day in New York, Capital Fringe Festival, Washington, D.C., the International Festival del Folklorico in Buenaventura, Colombia, Sunset Beach Resort in Jamaica, the Latido Negro at Gala Hispanic Theatre, and at many tap dance festivals around the United States and abroad. In addition, Quynn has toured Peru as part of the International Festival de Cajon performing Tap and West African dance in collaboration with Colectivo Palenke.
With a creative spirit and love for the arts, Quynn Johnson has co-produced two Tap performances entitled “Roots and Rhythm” and “Just Tap.” In 2009, her company, Just Tap, received a nomination for the Dance Metro DC Award in the category of “Emerging Group Performers.” Having received numerous awards and recognition for her choreography and performances, Quynn Johnson currently performs nationally and internationally, as well as regularly teaches classes in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
This year, Quynn Johnson will add “Children’s Book Author” to her growing list of God given skills and passions as she anticipates the debut of her upcoming self-published book, “Lucky’s Tap Dancing Feet.”
Quynn Johnson not only engages in dance as a creative art, but she understands its power to positively impact and change lives. Therefore, she commits her talents and resources to empowering youth in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area by managing dance outreach programs in underserved communities. For Quynn Johnson, dance is not entertainment, nor is it a skill; dance is a way of life.