Quynn Johnson

Art Form(s)
Artist Credentials
Kennedy Center Teaching Artist
Maryland Wolf Trap Baby Artsplay! Trained
Maryland Wolf Trap Teaching Artist
MSAC Teaching Artist Roster
National Residency Teaching Artist Credential Recipient
Teaching Artist Institute Graduate
About this Artist

Pronouns: she/her

Quynn Johnson is a multi-award-winning performing artist, choreographer, and author. As the 2014 recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award for Dance: Choreography, Quynn Johnson has performed tap dance on national and international stages including The Kennedy Center and International Festival de Cajon in Lima, Peru. Quynn is also the co-director of SOLE Defined, a percussive dance company.

Artist Statement

I believe arts education can be mind changing in the lives of youth. As a youth, arts education programs taught me to dream and imagine a world that could be shaped through movement. I learned how to creatively express myself and my ideas to communicate with others when my voice could not.


"The kids were so engaged and Quynn's enthusiasm is totally contagious!"Ingrid, Third Grade Teacher, Beltsville Academy

"Our students and teachers were all up and tapping by the end of the program. Thoroughly engaging!" Belle Grove Elementary

"Phenomenal!! The storyline and her energy captivated our students. Our students tapped to class following the assembly!" Capitol Heights Elementary

"Quynn’s performance was inspirational. She was able to incorporate a number of experiential activities for the students while blending personal narratives with her skilled dance routine. Highly recommend this artist for a wide variety of ages." —Program staff at The Country School in Maryland