Grace A. Johnson, MPh, CEO
Grace A. Johnson is an accomplished dancer, studio owner, published and award winning 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 is a Master Ballet instructor specializing in competitive jazz choreography and audition preparation with a 93% student acceptance rate. She is most proud to be an ADCC Studio of Excellence Award recipient.
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 (in California), 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, ballroom, and hip-hop.
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 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 George Washington University
Grace is a trailblazer, exhibiting tremendous leadership and determination not only for herself, but for her students and staff.
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!