Choreographer / Dancer Anthony Johnson, the Artistic Director and creative force behind Ballet Magique has spent over two decades mesmerizing audiences throughout the country and the around the world with his unique and pointed artistic interpretation of form and movement.
By applying his supreme and unparalleled level of experience, having worked alongside some of the greatest entertainers of our time including; former Beatle Paul McCartney, and a collection of the worlds most prestigious Ballet and Opera companies, to what ultimately has been his lifelong vision of fusing dance, magic and martial arts, Johnson collaborated with and has been mentored by some of the world’s most prolific and accomplished engineers, magicians and technicians to produce what is destined to become a globally venerated, non-traditional art form.
Ballet Magique is an exclusive performance company that prides itself in its impeccable production value; striving to progress Ballet and Magic into the future by combining the two art forms then fusing them with various dynamic and daring entertainment genres.
Ballet and Magic are both classic art forms that are dying
slow deaths. Our goal is to revive these two art forms so to enrich this and future generations by offering a fascinating outlook on the virtuosity of the human body while engrossing the mystique of the human psyche.
It comes as no surprise that Anthony Johnson shares the same birthday as the late, great Ballet Master and the father of American Ballet, George Balanchine. Throughout his illustrious career, Johnson, founder, co-director and choreographer of Ballet Magique has worked with The Backstreet Boys, Divine Arista records 25th Anniversary and had the opportunity to choreograph his solo as the the lead Katakali Indian on the Paul McCartney Tour. Johnson ‘s choreography career began at at early age and developed at The University of South Florida. has choreographed for the Black Ensemble Theatre in Chicago, which landed him a nomination at the Black Theatre Alliance Awards. Mr. Johnson also received a 2004 Lester Horton Award nomination for “Outstanding Achievement in Choreography” for Ballet Magique’s “Ring of the Rose as well Ballet Magique received Outstanding Achievements in Costume and Lighting Design.” Anthony has choreographed for Magician’s Simon Winthrop ,David Shimshi , The Larramore’s, and The World Magic Awards. In 2005 Johnson worked with 80’s pop star Paul Lekakis.
“Dance Spirit Magazine” featured an article on Johnson with an interview about Lyrical Dancers in Los Angeles.
Anthony W. Johnson is an exceptional teacher and coach. 100 percent of his students have become adults have become professionals in both dance and acting, with either a contract with a major dance company or on on television or on tour with a recording artist. His personal private students have been accepted or received to scholarships to American Ballet Theatre, School of American Ballet, The San Francisco Ballet School, The Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet School, Alvin Ailey and The Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet. They have also gone to soloist contracts with Hamburg Ballet, Columbia City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Ballet de Printemps, Cirque Du Soliel, and on Broadway in “Mama Mia”, Movin’ Out,” The Lion King” and in Germany’s production of “Cats”. Some are on tour with Janet Jackson, Britney Spears or in movies like Step UP or Across the Universe.
Mr. Johnson is on the Dance Faculty of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and teaches also at Millennium Dance Complex and Alhambra High.
Anthony Johnson Director/Choreographer
Film & Television
• Paul McCartney – Drivin U.S.A. Tour
• Arista Records – 25th Anniversary (w/ Recording Artist Monica)
• The Worlds Magic Awards (PAX-TV)
• Dancer in the Dark (USC Film Dept.)
• Lester Horton Award – Nominated Outstanding Achievement In Costume Design
• Lester Horton Award -Nominated Outstanding Achievement In Lighting Design
• (Best Choreography The Black Alliance Awards Chicago IL (Sweet Lorraine)
Music Videos/Recording Artists
• Paul McCartney Drivin USA
• Paul Lekakis,
• Salon K
• Magician Simon Winthrop
• Magicians The Larramores
• The Room (Magic Show, Las Vegas, Los Angeles
• Magician Yigal Mesika
• I love Dance Convention
• Magician David Shimshi
• Paul McCartney Drivin USA
• Paul Lekakis,
• Salon K
• Wayne Foster,
• Backstreet Boys (Teacher/Rehearsal Choreographer
• Shaun Christopher
• Jenny Jones
• Illinois Lottery
• Ballet Magique (Ring of the Rose, Empress, Mélange, Les Vampires)
• The Lorraine Hansberry Story (The Black Ensemble Theatre)
• Dreamgirls (Chicago)
• Cinderella (Magic Effects Director / Pasadena Ballet)
• Broken Wings (Heart Beat)
• Solitary (River City Ballet)
• The Jabberwocky
• There are no roses in my garden
Awards • Lester Horton Award – Nominated -Outstanding Achievement In Choreography
"Blind Date" .... Anthony Johnson - Dance Instructor (1 episode, 2005)
... aka Cupid Confidential (Europe: English title)
- Episode #7.27 (2005) TV episode .... Anthony Johnson - Dance Instructor
Skin Walker (2004) .... Crack Addict
"Son of the Beach" .... Dancer (1 episode, 2002)
- In the Line of Booty (2002) TV episode .... Dancer
World Magic Awards (1999) (TV) .... Simon Winthrop's Assistant
Hoodlum (1997) (uncredited) .... Dancer
The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992) (TV) (uncredited) .... H.S.Emcee
Paul McCartney: Back in the U.S. (2002) (TV) .... Katakali Indian/Opening show
Arista Records' 25th Anniversary Celebration (1999) (TV) .... Dancer/Monica