Quynn Johnson

  • About the Artist:

    Quynn Johnson, a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., and native of Flint, Michigan, is an award-winning performing, teaching artist, and author. She has toured as the tap soloist in the Tony Award-winning production After Midnight (NCL) and performed both nationally and internationally. Highlights include the featured 2020 recipient of the Kennedy Center Local Dance Commissioning Project, Cirque du Soleil’s Mosaic production, and the Festival Internacional de Cajón Peruano. Quynn is the co-creator of the D.C.-based percussive dance company SOLE Defined with Ryan Johnson.

    A National Credential Residency Teaching Artist with Young Audiences and a Wolf Trap TA Winner of the Individual Artist Award for Dance Choreography (MSAC) in 2014, 2017, and 2020. Quynn has reached 9,500+ youth from pre-k through 12th grade with arts-integrated residencies. In 2011, Quynn became a self-published author with her children’s book, Lucky’s Tap Dancing Feet.


    • Dance

    Type of Programs Offered

    • assembly
    • virtual
    • Tap Live! Virtual Assembly


      Tap Live is an interactive and rhythmic performance that shares Quynn's unique personal journey of perseverance and determination to overcome challenges through tap dance. This assembly combines the 4 elements of tap dance with music and storytelling to inspire and impact students. Students will explore making rhythmic patterns with their hands, learning basic tap steps, and improvising their own movement.

      Available virtually- Pre-recorded and Live

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      K- 5th

      Curriculum Connections

      Dance, Culture, History, Anti-bullying

      This program is offered as:

      • assembly
      • virtual
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  • Name or Art Agency:
    Young Audiences of Maryland
    [email protected]
    (410) 837-7577
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