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Princess Howell Johnson
Founding Director


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Princess Johnson is a dancer, choreographer,entrepreneur, and motivator. Her parents always sought out opportunities for her and her siblings to get on stage and use their talents. Princess always seemed to like dance the best, so she took a few lessons as a child, but most of her experience has been in choreography. She has choreographed dances since she was eight years old!

Princess continued to pursue her passion and developed her dance technique training by completing a dance degree at UNCG along with her Business degree as well as an internship with the Richmond Ballet in Richmond, VA. She taught classes at Triple Threat Dancenter in Winston-Salem and High Point and then went on to establish Royal Expressions Contemporary Ballet in 2009. Princess has choreographed four original ballets, has taught hundreds of students, and even led a team to bring world renowned ballerina, Misty Copeland to Greensboro, NC. This year she will be hosting Alicia Graf Mack of Alvin Ailey for an upcoming choreography project. She is a visionary and truly believes in the power of never losing your momentum.

In her spare time Princess enjoys being the wife of Shane Johnson, an aspiring preacher; taking walks; and reading books to continue to learn how to balance her work and personal life. She also has a desire to help others follow their passion through her consulting business simply titled “THRIVE!”

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