Audra Johnson, a New Jersey native, received her early training from Christine Taylor and Luba Gulyeava and went on to continue her studies at The New Jersey Ballet School, The Harid Conservatory, and The Atlanta Ballet Center for Dance Education. She spent various summers studying at The Eglevsky Ballet, School of American Ballet, Boston Ballet, and The Harid Conservatory. She has danced professionally with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, The Washington Ballet, and American Repertory Ballet. Ms. Johnson has performed several principal and soloist roles in classical ballets such as “The Sugar Plum Fairy” in The Nutcracker, “Raymonda” in Kirk Peterson’s Glazunov Varations, and “The Russian Soloist” in George Balanchine’s Serenade. She has also been featured in Twyla Tharp’s Eight Jelly Rolls, Octect, and Nine Sinatra Songs and in new works by Kirk Peterson, Harrison McEldowney, Graham Lustig, Susan Shields, Douglas Martin, Laurie Stallings, and Melissa Barak. Ms. Johnson has taught at Princeton Ballet School, North Jersey School of Dance Arts, Ballet Nova, The Washington Ballet and is a guest teacher at Olympia Dance Center in Olympia, WA.