Anthony W Johnson, who was recently, signed by one of the premiere dance agencies in the world, World Dance Management of London, England is currently creating his newest incarnation, The “C” Diaries to be staged in Los Angeles.
Johnson, has performed as a soloist in his own right for many prestigious Ballet/Modern/Opera companies throughout the world including: The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera Company and Ballet Theatre of Chicago.
As The Founder and Director one of the most unique companies that has ever graced a stage, Ballet Magique, Johnson received four Lester Horton Award nominations for one of the shows he created titled “Ring of the Rose” including “Outstanding Achievement in Choreography” and “Outstanding Achievement in Costume and Lighting Design.”
Johnson work has been lauded by the likes of Master Magician Lance Burton, renowned illusion designer Jim Steinmeyer and of whom entertainment writer Diane Monroe of The Beverly Hills Outlook wrote: “Ballet Magique’s “Ring of the Rose” was the most thoroughly developed work on the program; their level of performance was much higher than the others.”
In addition to touring the country with Sir Paul McCartney in “Drivin’ U.S.A.”, Johnson has also performed for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. His film and television credits include; “Hoodlum”, “Skin Walker” “The World Magic Awards”, “Jackson’s: An American Dream” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and “Black Limousine” starring David Arquette, Vivica A. Fox, and Bijou Phillips.
Although Mr. Johnson has taught dance throughout the United States and abroad, he has spent most of his teaching career in Los Angeles at the renowned Millennium Dance Complex, the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and the International Dance Academy in Hollywood where he teaches currently.
Mr. Johnson continues to inspire and mentor students and professionals alike, most of whom have gone on to perform with the likes of Janet Jackson, Madonna, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Cirque du Soleil, American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Boston Conservatory, Juilliard, School of American Ballet, and the incomparable Rudra, to name a few.