Amy Johnson

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Photo via Getty Images, 2003.

Amy Johnson was raised and trained in New Orleans. Johnson joined Arthur Mitchell’s Dance Theatre of Harlem around 1999. As a member of the company, her repertoire included Michael Smuin’s St. Louis Woman: A Blues Ballet (as the Butterfly), Arthur Mitchell’s South African Suite, Loyce Houlton’s Wingborne, Laveen Naidu’s Viraa, and Royston Maldoom’s Adagietto #5. She said of dancing, “It pleases me to make other people happy.”


Dance Theatre of Harlem, Backstage
Dance Theatre of Harlem’s ‘Apollo Show’, Backstage
Harlem, in Need of a Renaissance, The Washington Post
Dance Theatre of Harlem VHS video
Dancing their dreams, The Daily Advertiser
Dance Theatre of Harlem Spins Styles to Strong Effect, The Los Angeles Times

Video links:

Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: Arthur Mitchell coaching the Pas de Deux from Agon

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