Graduating from the Conservatoire of Music and Dance of Poitiers (France), Johnny had the opportunity to work with some incredibly inspiring choreographers and went on very early on in his career to choreograph and direct work experimenting with a range of different styles, from Contemporary Dance, Flamenco, Break Dance and Opera to Physical Theatre. He has worked internationally collaborating with choreographers and companies throughout Europe, as well as touring work worldwide.
Johnny has worked with several organisations including 2Faced Dance Company, Gravity & Levity and Panta Rei Danseteater mainly as a performer and physical theatre practitioner.
He has performed works by Darshan Singh Bhuller, Balbir Singh, Tom Dale, Freddie Oppoku-Addaie, Gregory Maqoma and Helene Blackburn, to name just a few.
Johnny is also an experienced dance teacher and workshop leader; some of his freelance teaching credits include The Place London, the Royal Opera House, the Wales Millennium Centre, DanceXchange, Southbank Centre and Sadler’s Wells. He has also worked extensively as a rehearsal director and dramaturg.
Now living in the UK, Johnny works regularly as associate choreographer and movement director for Birmingham Opera Company, and is the Creative Director of Autin Dance Theatre (est. 2013) currently developing ‘A Positive Life’ their immersive dance theatre experience around sex, love and relationships for young people and their new outdoor duet ‘DYSTOPIA’.
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