GUEST ARTIST RESIDENCY

with Miryam Johnson

DDC has commissioned the amazing Miryam Johnson to choreograph an original piece for DDC! Dancers are excited to perform her stunning quartet! Save the dates to see the premiere, Dec 10 & 11, Boll Theatre, Detroit.


About the Artist:Miryam Johnson is a Detroit based Dance Artist, Educator and Organizer. With degrees from Eastern Michigan University in Dance and African American Studies, Johnson’s work explores the intersection between improvised Black movement vernacular and communal connection.


She’s had the honor to train with Alvin Ailey's "The Ailey Extension" (2010) and Urban Bush Women’s “Summer Leadership Institute” (2018, 2019) and perform works by the critically acclaimed choreographers Mae O'Donnell, Diane McIntyre and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. Her work has been presented: atHartford Memorial Baptist Church, The Masonic Temple,Sidewalk Festival,Eastern Michigan University,The Light Box, Andy Art Center and Play House.Her first evening length workRebellion: An Artistic Explorationwas performed at theCharles H. Wright Museum of African American Historyin conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Detroit Rebellion.


Johnson, a Model D under 30 feature, is a co-founder of Collective Sweat Detroit (CSD), an organization devoted to building fellowship in the Detroit dance community through class, residency, and conversation spaces. A committed educator and community member, Miryam believes in using her body and her art as protest.