Saturday, July 29, 2017, 10:15am – 11:45am
In this choreography workshop series, participants will learn choreography from Kennethwho encourages students to tap into their rooted emotions and harness them while dancing. This contemporary movement class will be focused on working through movement that enables the body to feel and react to the music. Participants will explore, research, and discover the intention of the movement from within. Bring an open mind and open heart.
Kenneth Johnson is a Memphis native. He has been dancing since the age of 6. From performances in Pagliacci, Turandot, and Carmen operas, Kenneth realized the stage was the place to be! The passion for choreographing and teaching started at the age of 16, when he joined Subculture Royalty Dance Company. Trail blazing at Memphis University School, Kenneth created the Hip Hop Slammers, which is a summer dance intensive for boys, which has thrived for over 5 years. Working under Tim Greer with Memphis University School theatre department, Kenneth puppeteered and choreographed for “Little Shop of Horror”, “Annie Get Your Gun”, “Neo Vox”, and “Neo Vox: Reloaded”. In his dancing journey, Kenneth has also assisted and taught the Grizz Kids, Grizzly Grannies, and Grizz Girls. Backup dancing for local rappers 3mk, and Heal the Hood rap group. Alumni of the American Dance Festival, Kenneth has worked with a plethora of choreographers and professors across the U.S. like, Nia Love, Marjani Forte, T.Lang, and Nicholas Leichter. Currently he is also choreographing and teaching across studios and companies in the South. Kenneth has obtained his Bachelors degree in Dance.
Kenneth has received accolades as “Most Prestigious Male Dancer” for 2014 by the Destined2Dance Awards! He is also an award-winning choreographer having his choreography received Platinum scores (the highest qualifying score) in dance competitions throughout the region.