Alysia L. Johnson is a native of Dallas, Texas and credits the beginning of her dance education to Dallas Black Dance Theater’s Academy and Booker T. Washington HSPVA along with the rest of the artistic community and culture in her city. While getting her BFA at The Juilliard School in New York City Alysia developed a skill for community engagement and received two Grants to help further dance education in her hometown. Alysia curated and moderated a program with American Ballet Theater’s Misty Copeland as well as programming the Black Student Union Events within the Juilliard Community. In 2017 Alysia directed her own inclusive-curriculum for a summer program in Dallas and has been creating education opportunities since then.
While teaching and being a full time student, Alysia performed works by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Kyle Abraham, Aszure Barton, Crystal Pite and many others. Since graduating, Alysia has joined the premier contemporary dance company in America, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Most recently Alysia was a part of Adidas Orignals new shoe campaign. Alysia has been featured in music video’s alongside BIG BABY D.R.A.M and artist AntArtik. She was also featured in Tory Burch’s Spring 2018 Collection.
A young advocate for arts used as social education and reform, Alysia is excited to see where her journey as a performer, educator, and choreographer will take her and thanks the village of support she has from her family and friends.