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Priscilla Johnson Bio

Priscilla Johnson began her dance training at the age of 3 with the Indiana University Pre-college Ballet Program headed by Virginia Cesbron, director of the I.U. Ballet Theatre at that time. While dancing for the I.U. Pre-college program, she performed in productions such as Tchaikovsky’s“The Nutcracker” and “The Wedding on the Eiffel Tower”. At the age of 12 Priscilla began dancing for her middle school and high school dance teams, learning hip hop, jazz, and lyrical technique. During her time in high school, Priscilla helped coach and choreograph for her varsity competitive dance team. In 1997 and 1999 she earned the Universal Dance Association (U.D.A.) All Star Dancer Award where she was invited to perform and represent the United States in the New Year’s Day Parade held in Paris, France.

During her collegiate years at Indiana University, Priscilla spent much of her time leading her sorority’s dance events. These events include participating in Riley’s Annual Dance Marathon, choreographing and leading recruitment dance  performances, and directing many I.U. Sing group productions. Her choreography in the 2004 I.U. Sing performance for the ROTC Army earned a 1st place win in their participant category. In addition to these collegiate involvements, Priscilla continued to study ballet, jazz, modern, and African dance through the Indiana University dance minor program. In 2004 Priscilla had the opportunity to dance for the I.U. African American Dance Company and the Contemporary Modern Dance Group. Since graduating from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in dance, she has been teaching all styles of dance to students of all ages in the Indianapolis and Carmel areas. Priscilla has been teaching at local studios since 2005. Currently Priscilla teaches recreational classes as well as competitive company and team classes at IDA.

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