Michael Johnson

Dance Producer, Fashion Journalist

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About me

 

Michael Peter Johnson is a freelance dance artist, fashion journalist, collaborator and producer. As a dancer and performer Michael has worked with many choreographers and companies including, Wayne Mcgregor/Random Dance (Big Dance 2012) Adaire to Dance, Lea Anderson & Gary Clarke (Games Time) Tom Dale, Katherine Hollinson, Regina Weilingen, Ascendance Rep, RODA, Hinged Dance Co, The Typewriters, Joseph Mercier and Rosanna Irvine. Michael graduated from the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance with a first class BA Hons. Whilst at Rambert School, he worked with Kerry Nicholls (Random Dance), Robert Cohan OBE (LCDT), Mark Baldwin, (Rambert Dance Company) alongside his contemporaries at school in creating new dance works. He was influenced by choreographers and dance mentors such as, Darshan Singh Bhuller, Charlotte Kirkpatrick, Darren Ellis, Julie Cunningham and Tiia Ourilla. Within his own artistic practice Michael thrives from working in collaboration with other art forms. Some of his recent collaborations have included working with photographers, philosophers, actors, stylists, costume designers and fashion designers. This work continually inspires his freelance dance career. He has experience in arts management and is skilled in festival management, arts administration and producing. He currently works for both the Southbank Centre and Dance Umbrella Festival. Michael was recently identified as a candidate for the Bring Out Potential programme at the Southbank Centre; a scheme that has developed his producing and collaborating work within a leading arts venue. Michael is currently working as producer for the choreographer, Lindy Nsingo. Visit Nsingo’s website here: www.lindynsingo.com In 2013 Michael became the founder editor of Mode & Motion; the online chronicle of dance and fashion and has completed a course in Fashion Journalism from the University of Arts, London. Visit Mode & Motion Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/ModeandMotion

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Theatre
  • Dance
  • Office
  • Performance Artist
  • Editor-in-chief
  • Dance Criticism
  • Dance Performance
  • Dance Management
  • Catwalk Production

Work history

Currently

Visitors Experience Host

Southbank Centre

Sep 2012

Currently

Project Manager & Dance

Conceptio Art

Nov 2014
  • Co - project managed and curated Dancing Makes Me Joyful exhibition for the 56th Venice Biennale, 2015. Dance production manager.

Currently

CO Curator & Project Manager

Salon Outre

Jan 2015

Currently

Founder Editor

Mode Motion

Apr 2012

2015

Freelance Dancer

Adaire to Dance

Jan 2012 - Apr 2015
  • Freelance Dancer

2015

Assistant & Volunteer

Dance Umbrella

Sep 2011 - Apr 2015
  • Volunteer and lead assistant to artists and production staff, for a variety of outdoor and site specific events for Dance Umbrella Festival 2011-2015

2013

Performer

Games Time, Deda

Apr 2013 - Aug 2013
  • Performer for Games Time, a major outdoor dance production as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

2012

Lead Dance Artist

Random Dance, Big Dance

Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
  • Lead Dance Artist for Big Dance 2012 Trafalgar Square project, London working with the learning and eduction team at Wayne McGregor Random Dance.

Education

2008

BA(Hons) Ballet and Contemporary Dance

Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance

Jul 2005 - Jun 2008