Miss Johnson began her dance training at age 2 at Natalie Skelton School of Dance. From there she trained with Dallas Metropolitan Ballet School under the direction of Ann Etgen and Bill Atkinson, appearing in multiple productions, including “The Night Before Christmas” ballet. She has also trained and competed with Forcher’s Dance Studio and Dana’s Studio of Dance. Alexandra began assisting dance instruction at the age of 12 and at the age of 16 she began teaching her own classes. Every Summer, she attended multiple tap festivals (Sole to Sole, Third Coast Rhythm Project and LA Tap Fest) to study under Jason Samuels Smith, Chloe Arnold, Ayodeli Casel, Harold Cromer, Fayard Nicolas, Dianne Walker, Derrick Grant and Dick Van Dyke among many others.
Upon high school graduation, Alexandra continued her dance training in New York City. Specializing in Tap, Alexandra was mentored by Derrick Grant. She also studied under Joe Lanteri, Michelle Assaf and Dwight Rhoden. For Ballet, she studied with Kathryn Sullivan and legend, the late David Howard. Returning to Texas, Alexandra taught for various studios in the DFW metroplex. In Fall of 2009, Miss Johnson opened her own studio that she co-owned for 7 years, Studio A Dance in Southlake, Texas. In the seven years at Studio A, Alexandra directed and organized her award winning dance company. The company had many achievements under her direction, two time national champions, overall technical studio awards, multiple highest scoring groups of the weekend at competition and many more accolades. Alexandra trained students every year for the Youth American Grand Prix, the prestigious ballet and contemporary competition for young dancers, from 2010 to 2016. She has produced gold medalists, bronze medalist and dancers invited to the New York City International Finals.
Every year Alexandra had students in the Top 12 for Classical and Contemporary divisions. In 2010 Alexandra’s choreography debuted on Broadway at the Lincoln Center for the dance narrative production of “The Weaving”. The show was performed three additional times in the North Texas Area. In 2014, Alexandra was selected by Ricky Palomino to choreograph for his original show “Daylight Come”. The show premiered in Los Angeles in May of 2014 and was featured on Lifetime TV’s show “Raising Asia”. Alexandra has also co produced and choreographed International Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker”. When the studio closed in 2016, Alexandra has been free lancing choreography and teaching. Her students continue to grow and thrive. Alexandra loves to share her passion for dance and technical excellence with all ages and levels. She believes dance is for everyone and with a lot of hard work the opportunities are endless!