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Meet Grace A. Johnson-Wright, MPH, CEO

Grace A. Johnson-Wright is an accomplished dancer, studio owner, published choreographer, dance educator, movement and dance team coach and artist developer. She is the founder, owner, and artistic director of Neema Dance Collective, located in Temple Hills, Maryland.


Grace’s training began at the tender age of 4 at RJV Dance Studio in Washington, DC.  With 28 years of dance experience, she has studied at: Suitland High School's Visual Performing Arts Dance Program, The Christian Dance Academy, Dance Theater of Harlem, The Ailey School Summer Intensive Program, the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Maryland Youth Ballet, The Washington Ballet and the Greensboro Ballet. Wherein, she mastered various genres of dance from ballet, tap, jazz, folk, African, Hawaiian, modern, Horton Technique, ballroom, and hip-hop with certifications in the Cecchetti method.


Today, Grace enjoys sowing into the lives of other dancers. She continues to teach ballet, Pointe, Jazz, and contributes to competitive dance choreography at dance schools in the DMV area. She is an award winning competitive dance choreographer and has earned prestigious choreography awards and is a Studio Of Excellence & Circle of Excellence award recipient.


She also serves as the Artistic Director/Creative Director and choreographer for local DMV R&B sensations and church Dance Ministries. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and a Masters Degree in Public Health from The George Washington University.


Grace is a trailblazer, exhibiting tremendous leadership and determination not only for herself, but for her students and faculty. She is a proud Tory Burch Foundation Entrepreneur, Tory Burch Fellow, and 2023 Women of Color Grant Recipient.

Ms. Grace offers private sessions for dancers and consultations for pre-professional and professional dance students, dance educators, recording artists, and rising entrepreneurs.

With 10+ years of dance education, business development, and performance experience, Ms. Grace has designed each session to meet the needs of clients with various backgrounds.

Book your in person or virtual session today!

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Listen to Grace on the Women Who Hustle Podcast Interview

Women Who Hustle Podcast Episode 5Women Who Hustle Podcast
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