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Founder's Bio

Princess Howell Johnson

Founding Director

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Princess Johnson is an international dancer, choreographer, entrepreneur, and motivator. Her parents always sought out opportunities for her and her siblings to get on stage and use their talents. Princess always seemed to like dance the best, so she took a few lessons as a child, but most of her experience has been in choreography. She has choreographed dances since she was eight years old!

Princess continued to pursue her passion and developed her dance technique training by completing a dance degree at UNCG along with her Business degree as well as an internship with the Richmond Ballet in Richmond, VA. She taught classes at Triple Threat Dancenter in Winston-Salem and High Point and then went on to establish Royal Expressions Contemporary Ballet in 2009. Princess has choreographed four original ballets, has taught hundreds of students, and even led a team to bring world renowned ballerina, Misty Copeland to Greensboro, NC. In 2015 she hosted Alicia Graf Mack of Alvin Ailey for 31 choreography project.  In 2017, Princess Johnson created the Dancing Dreamers Curriculum which has grown tremendously and also became certified as an American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum teacher for teaching Ballet.

Princess had the pleasure of traveling to Nairobi, Kenya is the summer of 2018 to share her love and joy of dance with the children of Kibera and other parts of Kenya.  She is a visionary and truly believes in the power of never losing your momentum.  


In her spare time Princess enjoys being the wife of Shane Johnson, Pastor of The Lighthouse in Greensboro; taking walks; and reading books to continue to learn how to balance her work and personal life. You can keep  up with her through her blog at or follow her on Facebook and Instagram @princessjlovesballet.

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