BALLET MAGIQUE

CREATOR . ARTISTIC DIRECTOR . CHOREOGRAPHER

ANTHONY W JOHNSON, has performed as a soloist in his own right for many prestigious Ballet/Modern/Opera companies throughout the world including:  The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera Company and Ballet Theatre of Chicago. He has also had an exceptional acting career, working in both Chicago and Los Angeles

Anthony Johnson,  is the Creator/  Director  / Choreographer and force behind the phenomenon Ballet Magique> He has spent over a decade mesmerizing audiences throughout the country and the around the world with his unique and pointed artistic interpretation of form and movement.By applying his supreme and unparalleled level of experience, having worked alongside some of the greatest entertainers of our time including; former Beatle Paul McCartney, and a collection of the worlds most prestigious Ballet and Opera companies, to what ultimately has been his lifelong vision of fusing dance, magic and martial arts, Johnson collaborated with and has been mentored by some of the world’s most prolific and accomplished engineers, magicians and technicians to produce what is destined to become a globally venerated, non-traditional art form.

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Johnson was the featured person of interest in Dance Spirit Magazine, about Lyrical dancers with professional careers with top stars.

Mr. Johnson continues to inspire and mentor students and professionals alike, most of whom have gone on to perform with the likes of Janet Jackson, Madonna, American Ballet Theatre, School of American Ballet, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Alberta Ballet, Cirque Du Soleil, and the incomparable Béjart Ballet Lausanne; On Broadway in The Lion King, The Color Purple, Come Fly Away, and Mama Mia, So you think you can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, Step 1, 2, & 3 as well countless schools and colleges such as School of American Ballet, The Boston Ballet School, The Rock School of Ballet, The Ailey School ,Béjart Rudra, Boston Conservatory, and Juilliard  to name a few.

As The Founder and Director one of what is considered by many, the most unique companies that has ever graced a stage, Ballet Magique, Johnson received four Lester Horton Award nominations for one of the shows he created titled “Ring of the Rose” including “Outstanding Achievement in Choreography” and “Outstanding Achievement in Costume and Lighting Design.”