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Kristi V Johnson

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Contact Information

Title:
Director of Dance
Department:
Email:
kjohn197@nccu.edu
Phone:
(919) 530-7029
Fax:
(919) 530-5117
Office:
B109b LeRoy T. Walker Physical Education Complex

Jobs/Responsibilities

Dance Minor and Dance Education Concentration Coordinator
Artistic Director, The Repertory Dance Company at NCCU

Biography

Kristi Vincent Johnson, a Louisiana native, is a performer, choreographer, educator, and community builder. She has presented work throughout multiple regions of the United States and performed works by such artists as Joe Alegado, Sabrina Madison-Cannon, Gaspard Louis and Baba Chuck Davis. Kristi has served on the dance faculties of Louisiana State University, Texas Christian University, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, and Jacksonville University. Committed to artistic excellence, she was named the National Dance Association's College/University Dance Educator of the Year in 2013 and selected as a touring artist with the North Carolina Dance Festival in 2016. Kristi has trained at the Ailey School and on scholarship at the American Dance Festival. Kristi has been a grant recipient from such organizations as Durham Arts Council and Orange County Arts Commission with the purpose of building broader dance engagement via partnerships with various arts and cultural organizations, as well as creating venues for professional choreographers to present their work. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Modern Dance from Texas Christian University and is certified in Classical Pilates. Kristi Vincent Johnson is currently the Director of Dance at North Carolina Central University and the founder of The Triangle Dance Project, a community building nonprofit arts organization.

Research Interests

Academic-Community Partnerships
Civic Pedagogies
Curriculum and Instruction
Dance Education
Somatic Practices

Education

MFA Texas Christian University 2003
BS Southern University 1999
 
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