Born in Greenville, Maurice began dancing at the age of 11 at the Fine Arts Center and Greenville Ballet. He graduated from University of North Carolina School of the Arts and has studied with full scholarship at The Rock School and Dance Theater of Harlem. He has had the opportunity to work with choreographers Lynn Taylor-Corbett and Val Caniparoli creating world premieres.
Maurice has danced with Nashville Ballet, Richmond Ballet and Miriam Barbosa Dance Company. Some of his favorite roles at Columbia City Ballet include Sand Dance Gymnopedies I/II, Puss N’ Boots and Sleeping Beauty and Dew Drop Cavalier in the Nutcracker ballet.
In addition to his work with Columbia City Ballet, Maurice has performed as a guest artist in productions ranging from Fosse’s Crunchy Granola Suite and Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante and Western Symphony. Maurice Johnson is in his 12th season with Columbia City Ballet.