Jamie A. Johnson began her training under the direction of Christine Kirk, formerly of the Paris Opera Ballet. She studied at prestigious summer intensives such as Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Alonzo King's LINES Ballet, Ballet West Conservatory, Jacob's Pillow, Cleveland/San Jose Ballet, and Milwaukee Ballet. She was a scholarship student at the University of Utah where she was a recipient of Walter E. Cosgriff Memorial Scholarship, the Enid Cosgriff Memorial Scholarship and the Fine Arts "Recognition of Excellence." While at the university, she performed in the national touring companies of Utah Ballet and the Character Dance Ensemble.
After graduating cum laude with a B.F.A. in Ballet and a B.A. in English, Ms. Johnson danced with Sacramento Ballet, Ballet Pacifica, Ohio Dance Theatre and Boulder Ballet—reaching the status of principal dancer. Johnson went on to perform with the international touring company, MOMIX. With MOMIX, she served as Dance Captain and performed upon world-renowned stages, such as the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Joyce Theater in New York and Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro. Johnson repertoire ranges from classical ballet to modern to contemporary dance. She enjoyed the privilege of having roles created especially for her. Her repertoire includes works by Gerald Arpino, George Balanchine, Seán Curran, Doris Humphrey, Louis Falco, Moses Pendleton, Marius Petipa, Michael Smuin, Helen Tamiris, and Doug Varone.
Johnson is an accomplished teacher and choreographer. She has taught as a faculty member and guest teacher throughout the United State—notably at the University of Washington, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and the University of Wyoming. Her work has been performed by St. Paul Ballet, Utah Regional Ballet, Boulder Ballet II, and West Texas A&M University Dance Ensemble.
As a dance scholar, Johnson explores dance and diversity. Her research has been presented nationally and internationally for the National Dance Education Organization, World Dance Alliance, and the American College Dance Festival. She has a forthcoming article in the Journal of Dance Education. Ms. Johnson holds a MFA in Dance from the University of Washington with additional certifications in Autism Movement Therapy and Yoga. She is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Utah Valley University.