Maurice Johnson is in his tenth season with Columbia City Ballet. Born in Greenville, Maurice began dancing at the age of 11 at Fine Arts Center and Greenville Ballet. He is a University of North Carolina School of the Arts graduate 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 CCB include Sand Dance Gymnopedies I/II, Puss N’ Boots, Sleeping Beauty and Dew Drop Cavalier.
In addition to his work with CCB, Maurice has performed as a guest artist in productions ranging from Fosse’s “Crunchy Granola Suite” and Balanchine’s “Allegro Brillante” and “Western Symphony”.