Ballet Master Class Faculty
2012 School Programs
Virginia Johnson, a founding member and principal dancer with Dance Theatreof Harlem, became Artistic Director of the company in January 2010. She is the former editor in chief of Pointe magazine. Johnson joined Dance Theatre of Harlem in 1969 and during her 28 years with the company, she danced such principal roles as Agon, Allegro Brillante, Concerto Barocco, Les Biches, Fall River Legend, Giselle, A Streetcar Named Desire, Swan Lake, and Voluntaries. Her television credits include Margot Fonteyn's The Magic of Dance and Natalia Makarova's Ballerina. Johnson has received many prestigious awards including the Dance Magazine Award and the 2009 Martha Hill Fund Mid-Career Award. Her interest in journalism led her to Fordham University where she is pursuing a degree in communications. She continues to lecture and teach master classes across the country.