Audrey Johnston is a choreographer, dancer, and teacher of over fifteen years. She began dancing at the age of three in the School of Ballet Oklahoma and furthered her training across the nation at several pre-professional programs. At 17, she became an apprentice with Oklahoma City Ballet, was promoted to company member the following year, and performed a total of six seasons with the company. Her favorite works include Dew Drop in Robert Mills’ The Nutcracker, the Wicked Witch of the West in Jacob Sparso’s The Wizard of Oz, and soloist roles in the contemporary works Zephyrus, Rising Above, and Voila by world-renowned choreographers Helen Pickett, Lee-Wei Chao, and Jessica Lang respectively.
While completing her degree in Chemistry, then working in some labs, and later completing her Masters in Business Administration, she danced in RACE Dance Collective. There she performed works by the likes of Jeremy Duvall, Will Johnston, Adam Parson, Malaya, Destini Rogers, and more, as well as touring to Los Angeles with a selected work by Hui Cha Poos. After four years, she became Managing Director, where she provided artistic and administrative direction for all productions.
Audrey has had the great opportunity to choreograph on all three of Oklahoma City’s professional dance companies to critical acclaim, as well as members of UCO’s Kaleidoscope company and at Oklahoma Contemporary Dance Festival. She has directed collaborative filmed works with many musicians including Onyx Lane Productions, LABRYS, and Mt. Terror and hopes to continue producing works in her new hometown of St. Louis, Missouri.