Speaker - Virginia Johnson

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Artistic Director, founding member and former principal dancer of Dance Theatre of Harlem. During her 28 years with the company Virgina Johnson performed most of the repertoire, with principal roles in Giselle, Swan Lake,Agon,Concerto Barocco, Allegro Brillante, A Streetcar Named Desire, Voluntaries and Fall River Legend, which was broadcast on television and won a cable ACE award from the Bravo Network. Later choreographic works include ballets created for Goucher College, Dancers Responding to AIDS, the Second Annual Harlem Festival of the Arts, Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center and Marymount Manhattan College, where she was also an adjunct professor. After retiring from performing, she founded POINTE Magazine and was editor-in-chief from 2000-2009. Her honors include a Young Achiever Award from the National Council of Women, a Dance Magazine Award, a Pen and Brush Achievement Award, the Washington Performing Arts Society's 2008-2009 Pola Nirenska Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2009 Martha Hill Fund Mid-Career Award.

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Virginia Johnson: Dance Theatre of Harlem's Giselle

06.24.10 | 00:04:46 min | 0 comments