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Audrey‌ ‌Johnson‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌movement‌ ‌artist‌ ‌with‌ ‌roots‌ ‌from‌ ‌Detroit,‌ MI, ‌currently‌ ‌living‌ ‌in‌ ‌Berkeley, CA.‌ She makes dance performances, teaches movement classes and workshops, writes, and currently dances with GERALDCASELDANCE and kickbal.

‌Her‌ work sources Black feminist metaphysics, Afrofuturism, time travel, geology, and joy as embodied resilience practices and survival strategies. Her performance work has been presented at FRESH Festival (San Francisco), The Arab American National Museum (Dearborn, MI), Sidewalk Arts Festival (Detroit, MI), FROLIC Queering Dance Festival and 2727 California Street (Berkeley, CA).

Audrey‌ ‌was‌ ‌a‌ ‌collaborator‌ ‌for three years with‌ ‌Harge Dance‌ ‌Stories‌ ‌under the artistic direction of Jennifer Harge (Detroit),‌ ‌and‌ ‌has‌ also‌ ‌worked‌ ‌with‌ ‌choreographers‌ ‌Biba‌ ‌Bell (Detroit),‌ ‌Dafi‌ ‌Altabeb (American Dance Festival),‌ ‌and‌ ‌Stephanie‌ ‌Hewett (San Francisco), among others.‌ 

‌Audrey‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌co-founder‌ ‌of‌ Collective Sweat Detroit, an organization creating opportunities for dance artists in Detroit through weekly class and artist residencies. She ‌holds‌ ‌a‌ ‌BFA‌ ‌in‌ ‌Dance‌ ‌with‌ ‌Honors‌ ‌from‌ ‌Wayne‌ ‌State‌ ‌University.‌

Audrey is currently deepening her somatic knowledge studying under Holly Johnston in Responsive Body practices. Audrey received her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher certification through Detroit Yoga Lab in 2017.