Ryan K Johnson is the Founding Artistic Director of SOLE Defined Percussive Dance Company. He is an award-winning performing artist who has been called “purely amazing” by Septime Weber, former Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet. As a virtuosic creator, his work has been performed globally throughout North America, South America, Central America, South East Asia, and Africa. Johnson’s performance career includes The Beatles LOVE and One Drop by Cirque Du Soleil, STOMP, Step Afrika!, The Washington Ballet, and Tony Award-winning show After Midnight. Johnson strives to create innovative programming and credits his passion for the arts to his mother, Vanessa Jackson, and tap teacher, Mary Slater.
Awards: DanceMetro DC Award: Outstanding Solo Performance
2017 MSAC Individual Artist Award