Kristi Vincent Johnson, a Louisiana native, is a performer, choreographer, educator, and community builder. Kristi has served on the dance faculties of Louisiana State University, Texas Christian University, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, and Jacksonville University. Committed to teaching excellence, she was named the National Dance Association’s College/University Dance Educator of the Year in 2013. Kristi has been a grant recipient from such organizations as Durham Arts Council and Orange County Arts Commission with the purpose of building broader dance engagement via partnerships with various arts and cultural organizations, as well as creating venues for emerging and evolving choreographers to present their work. Kristi Vincent Johnson received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Modern Dance from Texas Christian University and was the recipient of the 2014 American Dance Festival's Charles "Chuck" Davis full scholarship. Presently, Kristi Vincent Johnson is the Director of Dance at North Carolina Central University, the founder of The Triangle Dance Project and the artistic director of TRANSLATIONS, a project-based company for dance.
Brittany Harlan is a native of Charlotte, NC. Brittany received her BFA in Dance from Jacksonville University [JU] where she had the opportunity to work with such artists as Take Ueyama, David Parsons, Lana Heylock and Jennifer Muller. While attending JU, Brittany studied abroad in Curacao, performing and teaching collaboratively with students from the University of Holland. Additionally, Brittany received the Excellence in Choreography Award from Jacksonville University in 2007. After relocating to Durham, Brittany began taking classes at ADF and performing with such companies as Bellan Contemporary Dance Company and TRANSLATIONS. Brittany Harlan is currently teaching movement classes at the Ballet School of Chapel Hill and engaging in collaborative opportunities as a performer and freelance choreographer throughout the Triangle.