Burr Johnson

Burr Johnson holds a BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has worked with Shen Wei since 2009 and John Jasperse since 2010. With Jasperse, he originated a new role in Canyon(2011) and expanded a role in Fort Blossom: Revisited(2000/2012). On occasion, he works with Walter Dundervill, Ryan McNamara, Helen Simoneau, Christopher Williams, and Yozmit. At the American Dance Festival, he participated in two reconstructions of Laura Dean’s work: Tympani(1980/2008) and Infinity(1990/2009). His choreographic work has been shown at One Arm Red, art6 Gallery, Judson Church, Dixon Place, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, and Danspace Project. He has taught technique classes at Henrico Center for the Arts, the American Dance Festival through WFSS, the Pre-College Summer Institute at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, and at the University of Utah as a guest. Burr has also taught creative movement to children at the Museum of Arts and Design with Jack Ferver. In his spare moments away from dance, Burr is in his garden or cuddling with his cat.