“This idea of people struggling and using resources to survive or maintain is not a new idea.”
Millicent Johnnie, a Native of Lafayette, Louisiana received both her BFA and MFA in Dance at the Florida State University. Ms. Johnnie currently teaches on the dance faculty at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX after touring as resident choreographer and rehearsal director of the Urban Bush Women in New York City. She has served as a choreographer for the New York City Opera/Parable of the Sower workshop, U.S. Cultural Ambassadors of Music-Universes Poetry Theatre/ Amerville, The Krannert Performance Arts Center/The Hip Hop Project, Grammy Award Winner Bill Summers/ Los Hombres Caliente and notable directors Peter Sellars, Rhodessa Jones and Chey Yew,to name a few.
Millicent’s Choreography has been featured on Cleo Parker-Robinson Dance, The Urban Bush Women, Hubbard Street II, The Alternate Roots Cultural Tour Uprooted: The Katrina Project, ESPN, the Prince William Network, Sunshine Network and has been presented at venues such as the Danspace project Food for Thought (NYC), Dancenow/NYC Dance Harlem and Joyce Soho Series (NYC), Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (Washington D.C.),The Yard at Lincoln Center (NYC), International Association for Blacks in Dance Conference 2000, 2001, 2002 (TX, CA, D.C.), The Houston Black Dance Festival (TX), The New Orleans Jazz Dance Project (New Orleans, LA).
Photo: Claire Bangser