City Dance Corp is my happy place! So many amazing instructors, classes and the space is incredible. Kudos to the team for creating such an inviting judgment free space for dancers of all levels.
“What colour will you not dye your hair? “is a common question that the young aspiring Creative Director and Entrepreneur often gets asked. Unapologetically black and gifted, she is the walking definition of living life like there is no box.
At a tender age in her native land sweet Jam Dung (Jamaica) was where her talents were first discovered. She was born with art in her blood. Constantly being around cousins, other family and friends who danced, sang, acted, modelled, played instruments and painted are roots that she will never forget as they have been apart of shaping the young artistic woman she is today. She has entered competitions in musical genres of Soca, Contemporary, Dancehall, Kumina, other African Folk-dance forms as well as Cheerleading competitions and Drama festivals while under training with her school teachers as well as Edna Manley School of performing arts Summer Programs when not in school.
She furthered her training of being a versatile dancer after moving to Canada in 2011. Kelly-Ann pursued Jazz training at Jacqueline's School of dance, the ballet program at the City Dance Corps and Hip-hop, jazz funk, Vogue and afro amongst other genres at the drop-in studio, Underground dance centre while taking acting classes. Kelly-Ann manages to do all her artistic training while being inspired by three peculiar women who boldly stood on their beliefs and shaped the world, which further pushed Kelly-Ann to give birth to two multifaceted platforms ERN (Esther. Ruth. Naomi) In Motion and Dance With ERN. Her first platform showcases numerous self directed and collaborative modelling/artistic and lifestyle projects with artists from across the globe. Her second platform, Dance With ERN displays how she breaths and holds the heart of rhythm through workshops, performances, collaborations and dance pieces. She has received performance opportunities with artistes, Active member of the TKBA (Toronto kiki ballroom alliance) within the Supreme Kiki House of Christian Siriano, choreographed for artistes such as Baby Cham, directed dance projects, appeared in music videos with artistes like Rhianna and drake, etc worked in productions behind the scenes and on stage with Urbani Toronto as well as model in fashion shows.
She is an eccentric trailblazer who plans to make positive impact and leave her mark on the world while pursuing and achieving through faith her dream career of artistic direction.
This is Kelly-Ann Johnson