Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Shakia Johnson

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Here is a newer version, and below an older version. You can use any or mix it so that it sounds really good. Shakia Johnson is a choreographer, performer, and dance educator whose work is rooted in the African Diaspora, focusing on Hip-Hop, modern, and traditional African dance forms. She is an MFA Choreography candidate at Wilson College, she holds an associate’s degree in dance and psychology from Dean College, a bachelor’s in liberal arts from Westfield State University, and, she received the National Dance Institute’s teaching artist certificate in 2009. Her other dance training includes the Bates Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow, and Pioneer Valley’s Performing Arts Charter School.

 

Johnson has choreographed and directed more than 50 Hip-Hop, modern, African and lyrical works that have been performed at Trenton Educational Dance Institute, Rider University, the Princeton School of Ballet, Bates Dance Festival and Jacob's Pillow. She has performed for numerous Hip-Hop events and has opened for concerts by Fat Joe, Jadakiss, 112, Charlie Baltimore, and Kima from “Total” and Omarion. In 2005, she choreographed a Hip-Hop number for the Celtics/NBA half-time show. Johnson has toured nationally and internationally, dancing with Face Da Phlave Entertainment and Illstyle and Peace Productions. And recently, she made a guest appearance with Renni Harris PureMovement.

 

As a dance educator, Johnson spent four years teaching at the Bates Dance Festival. Prior to joining the Five Colleges program as a full-time faculty member, she served as an adjunct at Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Connecticut colleges. Johnson was also the 2019 Arthur Levitt Jr. ’52 Artist-in-Residence at Williams College.

Additional Links: 
Shakia's Youtube Channel
Performance by PVPA's Funkadelic Dance Company

I Have Worked With

  • July 2019

    Full Time Lecturer of the Five College Dance Department

  • June 2019

    Teaching Community Classes in the Summer

    Dance Company "The Key Dance Company" performed on Community Day

  • January 2019

    Aurthur Levitt Fellow from Jan-May 2019

    -Taught a Winter Workshop of Hip-Hop dance and culture

    -Taught a semester long course of Hip-Hop dance culture

    -Created a Production that involved Sankofa called " Groovin' Through Time" (The step team in the dance department)

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Shakia
Job Title/Position: 
Choreographer, Dancer, Educator
Physical Address: 
Springfield, MA 01119
Last Name: 
Johnson
Phone: 
413-652-0386

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Hip Hop
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Ethnic
Dance - Hip Hop
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Dance - Traditional
Humanities - History
Music - Dance / DJ
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
General Public
LGBTQ Populations
Nonprofits
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts in Healthcare
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
10
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

I am a Touring Artist

Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,000
Fee Range Maximum: 
$10,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
6

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Dance
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Certifications / Training: 
National Dance Institute Certificate
Dance Education Laboratory Training
Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,000
Fee Range Maximum: 
$100,000